Oden Recieves Honorary Degree

     Dr. J. Tinsley Oden, aerospace engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin, will receive the honorary degree, Docteur Honoris Causa, from the Faculte Polytechnique de Mons in Belgium. He will be given the diploma and insignia on Monday, September 25, 2000 during a ceremony that will officially open the 2000-2001 academic year for the Faculte. He is being recognized for his research and contributions to computational sciences and engineering.

     Dr. Oden has been a professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, and professor of mathematics at UT Austin for 25 years and is currently the Director of the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics. His research interests focus on mathematical modeling and simulation in solid and fluid mechanics and on the mathematical foundations of computer methods in mechanics and engineering.

     The Faculte Polytechnique de Mons of Belgium was created as an outgrowth of the Ecole Provinciale des Mines, under royal decree, in September 1837. The institution developed into a technological university offering graduate education in several fields of engineering, chemistry, architecture, and information systems.

     Dr. Oden holds the Cockrell Family Regents’ Chair in Engineering No. 2.