Topic: Center for Space Research

UT Austin Names New Director of Center for Space Research

April 21, 2015

The Cockrell School of Engineering has selected Michael Watkins, a UT Austin alumnus and longtime NASA leader, to be the next director of the Center for Space Research (CSR). Watkins will be the second director in CSR’s history. 

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory selects UT Austin as Research and Education Partner

Oct. 16, 2012

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected The University of Texas at Austin for its Strategic University Research Partnership program a federally funded program focused on advancing space exploration. The partnership will enable the university and JPL researchers to propose collaborative research and educational projects in strategic focus areas such as robotics, nanosatellites and high-precision mapping.

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Evacuation Tracking System Developed by CSR Receives Major International Award

Oct. 14, 2011

A mass evacuation tracking system developed after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has won a major award from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

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Wildfires subside, but support continues

Oct. 12, 2011
Bastrop residents line the edge of Highway 21 and watch a large wildfire flare up in Bastrop State Park Sept. 6 in Bastrop,

Students and faculty led the university's response to Bastrop's September wildfires, and an Oct. 17 benefit concert carries on the spirit of giving.

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Engineers Find New "Lake," Prompting Emergency Floodwater Release from Falcon Dam

July 19, 2010

The Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin has discovered that a 200-square-mile lake has formed in the Rio Grande Basin of northern Mexico, threatening residents of Starr County and others in the Rio Grande Valley.

Gordon Wells, a research engineer with the center, has been closely monitoring the engineering research center's satellite imagery to anticipate regional flooding. On July 9 he discovered the new "lake," about the same size as the Rio Grande River mainstream reservoir and fishing paradise, Falcon International Reservoir.

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