IN THE NEWS Archive

  • Dr. Lori Magruder Plays Crucial Role in NASA Satellite Mapping Mission September 30, 2021
    Texas Engineer Plays Crucial Role in NASA Satellite Mapping Mission The second generation of NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2) is responsible for taking important measurements of our planet’s key health indicators, including ice sheet mass balance, depth of bodies of water, cloud and aerosol heights, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics. And, ...
  • MAGIC Prepares for the Season July 9, 2021
    On Tuesday, July 6, Hurricane Elsa became the first Category 1 storm to enter the Gulf of Mexico during the 2021 hurricane season. The Direct Broadcast Receiving System operated by the Center for Space Research collected a visible color image from NASA’s Aqua MODIS instrument showing Elsa crossing the upper Gulf coast of Florida on ...
  • Margaret Baguio Awarded 2020 Million Women Mentors – Texas 2020 Stand Up for STEM Mentor Award December 3, 2020
    Million Women Mentors – Texas 2020 Stand Up for STEM Awards Announced  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/01/2020 Austin, Texas: The Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP), which connects and supports Texas-based organizations that empower women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), presented its Million Women Mentors® – Texas (MWM-TX) Stand Up for STEM Awards at ...
  • Picture of the Day October 27, 2020
    October 27, 2020 – First Freeze of the Season at McDonald Geodetic Observatory
  • Graduate Students Win NASA Earth Science Awards to Support Satellite Data Research July 9, 2020
    Two aerospace engineering graduate students pursuing Ph.D. degrees, Ke Wang and Sophy Wu, are recipients of 2020 Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science Technology (FINESST) awards. Recipients are awarded a $135,000 stipend over a three-year period which covers tuition, research activities and travel costs to attend workshops and conferences. NASA grants FINESST awards to ...
  • Two CSR projects among eleven awarded in $23.6M UT Austin/Portugal R&D Program June 9, 2020
    UT Projects Win $23.6M in R&D Funds as Part of Portuguese Government Technology Program The UT Austin Portugal program, a 13-year-old innovation partnership between the university and the Portuguese government, received $23.6 million in funding to pursue 11 R&D projects as part of a major technology initiative from Portugal’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. The projects fall ...
  • McDonald Geodetic Observatory SGSLR dome is installed and passes Site Acceptance Testing February 18, 2020
    The MGO SGSLR dome installation occurred January 22nd through the 25th with the Site Acceptance Testing successfully completed on the 25th. Participating in the installation was a four-person team from the manufacturer, Baader Planetarium, as well as Howard Donovan (KBR), Alice Nelson (KBR) and Jan McGarry (NASA/GSFC). Also there for this installation was Ole Klingan ...
  • Former CSR Director Dr. Michael Watkins Elected to AIAA Fellow February 4, 2020
    Alumnus Michael Watkins Elected to AIAA Fellow Alumnus Michael Watkins has been elected to the title of Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for notable and valuable contributions to the aerospace engineering community. AIAA is the world’s largest aerospace technical society that brings together industry, academia and government to advance engineering and ...
  • Smithsonian’s Air & Space Magazine features geodesy and UT’s McDonald Geodetic Observatory August 28, 2019
    How Satellites and Telescopes are Tracking the Effects of Global Change, Down to the Millimeter By Alexandra Witze Air & Space Magazine September 2019 In the Davis Mountains of far west Texas, at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, astronomers spend their nights peering at the stars through some of the world’s most powerful telescopes. Soon they’ll be adding ...
  • Celebrating satellites’ contribution to polar science June 7, 2019
    Seven areas of fast-flowing ice on the Antarctic Peninsula have been formally named after Earth observation satellites, following a request by a University of Leeds scientist. Dramatic changes in the shape of the Antarctic ice sheet have become emblematic of the climate crisis. Reports of iceberg calving, changes in ice-sheet speed, thickness and mass have informed ...