Topic: NASA

Center for Space Research Expands STEM program

Nov. 5, 2015
Satellite Launch

NASA has selected the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin for a five-year, $1.3 million grant that will support the national expansion of a STEM program that gives high school students and teachers the opportunity to use NASA resources and work directly with engineers at UT Austin’s Center for Space Research.

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Continued Support of Space Exploration is a Must

Oct. 19, 2015
Space and moon

Exploration is at the core of the American spirit, and public support for NASA’s voyages of exploration has never wavered while political support has been bipartisan. Although we live at a time of increasing partisanship and difficult budget decisions, we must continue to lead the world in discovery and continue to robustly fund the space program.

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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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Drought and Flood Prediction Gets Boost from New Texas Network and NASA Satellite

Feb. 2, 2015

A new network of underground sensors in the Texas Hill Country will arm those responsible for managing the state's finite water supply with vital information for determining the chances of drought and dangerous floods.

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What You Accomplish When Discovery is in Your DNA

July 21, 2014
What You Accomplish When Discovery is in Your DNA

From the moon landing to the Space Station to teaching young aerospace engineers, retiring professor Hans Mark forged an extraordinary career. We explore the highlights.

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