Archive for: Byron Tapley



Longhorns on Mars

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a group of UT-educated scientists known as the “Texas mafia” is using robots to explore a new frontier. Two and a half...


UT Makes Plans to Push Deeper Into Space Research

Over his 50-plus-year career, UT Center for Space Research director Byron Tapley, BS ’56, MS ’58, PhD ’60, Life Member, has guided hundreds of...



The “D” Word: Drought

If and when drought worsens again, what will Texas do? From new river-flow models to better native-grass mixes, UT scientists, engineers, and alumni are on the front...