There is no place like the United States of America. There is no place like Texas. There is no place like Austin. And, there is absolutely no place like The University of Texas at Austin!

A little over a year ago I asked you to join me in a project to create a compelling storybook illustrating the key contributions of our department to aerospace engineering.

Dr. Maruthi Akella has been elected to Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

University of Texas at Austin alumnus Stephanie Wilson, the second African-American female astronaut to fly in space, will make the trip a second time this fall.

Dr. Hans Mark has been honored with the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award for more than 50 years of research with military relevance.