During May commencement ceremonies the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin recognized four outstanding young graduates who have become influential leaders in the engineering community.

 Ivo Babuska has been awarded the honorary scientific title, "Doctor honoris causa" from Czech Technical University in Prague for his world renowned scientific work in numerical mathematics.

Tyler Summers, a second year Aerospace Engineering graduate student advised by Dr. Maruthi Akella, has received a 2007 US Postgraduate Fulbright Scholarship to Australia.

The University of Texas at Austin placed 6th among 50 entrants in this year’s Design, Build, Fly (DBF) Competition, an international competition in which college students design and build remote controlled aircraft to complete different missions.

Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes will be awarded with the Laurea Honoris Causa in Civil Engineering by Pavia University in Italy.