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UT Launches New Rocket Engineering Program Thanks to $1M Gift from Firefly Academy

The University of Texas at Austin and Firefly Academy, a nonprofit organization run by Austin-based firm Firefly Aerospace, have partnered to establish Firefly@UT — a $1 million, multi-year program that, for the first time, will offer UT students the opportunity to design, develop and assemble an industrial-scale rocket capable of launching to the edge of space.

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Hal Alper Recognized for Pioneering Work in Engineering Sustainable Materials and Chemicals

Hal Alper, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering's McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).

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New Technology Identifies Disease-Fighting Cells at High Speed in High Volumes

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Pioneering Texas Engineer Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

Nicholas A. Peppas, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, as well as in UT’s Dell Medical School and College of Pharmacy, has been named the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ (AAPS) Distinguished Award winner for 2018. He is honored for his pioneering work in protein and drug transport and release from polymer systems.

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$20 Million Gift Establishes the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering

In a rare occurrence and an extraordinary act of philanthropy, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University each received $20 million gifts from J. Mike Walker to support their Departments of Mechanical Engineering.

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