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

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.

Evacuation Tracking System Developed by CSR Receives Major International Award

Evacuation Tracking System Developed by CSR Receives Major International Award

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).

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

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…   » Continue Reading

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, The University of Texas at Austin is marshaling its expertise to respond. Mapping the Gulf Oil SpillYou must have JavaScript enabled and the Flash 8 plugin installed to view this content. Consult your browser's help file for instructions to enable JavaScript. Engineers, scientists, researchers and…   » Continue Reading

Scientists Produce 3-D Models of BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Using Ranger Supercomputer

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are using the Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) Ranger supercomputer to produce 3-D simulations of the impact of BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal areas.

TACC Introduces New System for Data-Intensive Computing and Storage

"Corral," a system for data-intensive computing and storage, is the newest resource to be deployed by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin.

With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

Science at the Center of the Storm: It was Sept. 7, 2008, six days before Hurricane Ike, the third most destructive hurricane in U.S. history, crashed into the Texas coast. Ike had already made landfall in Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, and in the coming days would gather strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

University of Texas at Austin Faculty, Staff and Students Assist With State’s Evacuee Response Plan

Students, faculty and staff from The University of Texas at Austin are working with state and local officials to provide services related to the evacuation of portions of the Texas coast due to Hurricane Ike.

Global Satellite Mission Recognized for Improving Understanding of Earth’s Water Changes

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission operated by the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin has received the prestigious William T. Pecora Award for outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth through remote sensing.