E. Glenn Lightsey, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been named an AIAA Associate Fellow, effective 2006.

J. Tinsley Oden was notified that he will be awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan (ENSC), France.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.1 million to a team of researchers at UT Austin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) in Houston to develop computer-simulation-based methods that could significantly enhance the effectiveness of laser therapy for cancer, particularly prostate cancer.

The Department of Energy (DoE) announced recently that the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin will be awarded a $1.2 million research grant on computational modeling of multi-scale phenomena.

Faster, Cheaper, Better, Smaller, and Smarter: These are the goals that a group of UT students are striving for in their design and fabrication of a one kilogram pico-satellite.