From the Department Chair
As we close out our first year in the ASE Building, we have many reasons to celebrate. We are finally settled into our new home in which we have wonderful open collaboration spaces, expanded student project and research labs, and new labs for Satellite Dynamics, Humanoid Robotics and Space Object Visualization. We’ve also expanded our footprint beyond the aerospace building with 5,000 square feet of new lab space for mechanics in the new Engineering Education and Research Center. This year, both our graduate and undergraduate aerospace engineering programs rose to No. 7 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, a testament to the great things our faculty, students and alumni continue to do. In this last issue of the year, I'm pleased to share a glimpse of the work that our community is doing to change the world.

Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and a happy new year.

Noel Clemens
Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Clare Cockrell Williams Chair in Engineering
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Maruthi Akella and Students Develop Intelligent Vision System for NASA’s Seeker-1
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Annual Fall Festival Held on New Aerospace Engineering Building Plaza
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Award-winning Satellite Launched to Space, Operated by Students in Texas Spacecraft Lab
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Professor Todd Humphreys Earns Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
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Professor Takashi Tanaka Wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award and DARPA Young Faculty Award
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Professor Karen Willcox Leads Effort to Create UAV Digital Twins to Monitor Aircraft Structural Health
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$2.7M Grant Funds Research on Intelligent Robots That Work Naturally with Humans
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Alumnus Adam Hamilton Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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Alumna Kelly Stephani Receives Presidential Early Career Award
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E-Tattoo Allows for More Accurate Heart Health Monitoring
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Alumna Stephanie Wilson is Voice of the First All Woman Spacewalk

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