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Three teams of seniors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics are finalists in NASA’s RASC-AL (Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage) annual design competition.

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Graduating seniors offer their perspective and advice on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic as they prepare to leave the Forty Acres.

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Aerospace engineering graduate student Stefanie Salinger was selected to receive a 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support research on the evolution of a self-aware unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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Eric Gagliano, a computational engineering senior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, is a recipient of the 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Associate Professor Tan Bui-Thanh has been elected vice president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Texas-Louisiana Section.

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Associate Professor Efstathios Bakolas is the recipient of two grants from the National Science Foundation that support research in path planning and trajectory optimization for autonomous robots and vehicles.

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Thomas J.R. Hughes has been ranked first in Applied Mathematics, and second in Engineering (all fields) in a worldwide citation survey based on data for 6 million scientists in 22 major fields. 

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Ten alumni and one honorary faculty member of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected to the 2020 class of the ASE/EM Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to make changes to our lifestyles in many ways. Graduate student Siddarth Kaki, who is pursuing at Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, took the time to tell us about his experience as he's been adapting to online learning and doing research from home during these unprecedented times.

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Professor Karen Willcox is leading research that provides rocket engine designers with a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions using new scientific machine learning methods.