Who We Are
The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin is an interdisciplinary department with teaching and research activities in astronautics, earth-space engineering and science, aviation, energy, robotics, theoretical and experimental mechanics, and computational engineering. We offer programs in aerospace engineering (top 10 ranked programs), computational engineering, and engineering mechanics. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular programs including hands-on, project-based teams, leadership and networking organizations, and undergraduate research labs. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to solve important global and societal problems. At UT Aerospace, the sky is not the limit!
What We're Fundraising For
Funds raised from 40 for Forty will:
- Allow our students to attend national/international competitions while gaining valuable real-world experiences on engineering teams.
- Support our new comprehensive Launch Texas program that integrates world-class technical and entrepreneurial education, fundamental and applied space research and outreach in a collaborative environment.
- Help to develop initiatives to strengthen diversity within the department while also striving to provide equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff.
Fundraising impacts our project-based student teams and programs, which rely on external support, supports graduate students like Hailey Nichols who earned a master's degree in aerospace engineering while launching a startup company, and helps us provide equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff.
Hailey Nichols, who received her M.S. in aerospace engineering this summer while launching the startup company, Locus Lock, says:
“The support from The University of Texas at Austin has allowed Locus Lock to pursue commercializing innovative university technology. It has given us the financial means to begin to manufacture our product so we are able to launch it into the market this year. The university’s support has been vital to the early success of this start-up and we are extremely grateful for all the opportunities Locus Lock has been given. We look forward to continuing to work with the university closely as we prepare to introduce our novel technology into the market!”