Course takes students out of the box

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Incoming AerE freshman builds steam-powered bike

Aerospace Engineering Faculty Retreat – August 17, 2011 at Alumni Center

The Aerospace Engineering Faculty Retreat is scheduled for August 17, 2011 from 8am – 4pm at the Alumni Center, 420 Beach Avenue.  Only Aerospace Engineering faculty should attend this event. This all day meeting will be held in the 3rd floor Board Room.  Breakfast is served at 8:30am and lunch will be served at Noon with beverages [Continue Reading...]

Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development Provides Grant to Iowa State University

Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development Provides Grant to Iowa State University The Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development (IAWIND) has awarded a $99,998 research grant to Iowa State University. The grant will be used by principal investigator Hui Hu, [Continue Reading...]

Hanton holds executive position in a national organization

June 7th, 2011 by Kelsey Schirm Students at Iowa State quickly realize participating in the more than 700 student clubs and organizations at the university offers a chance to learn new things and meet new people. One engineering undergraduate is helping students across the globe gain similar experiences. Rick Hanton, senior in computer engineering, is [Continue Reading...]

Iowa State faculty treasure connections with NASA, comment on Friday’s space launch

Stephen Koenigsfeld, stephen.koenigsfeld@iowastatedaily.comTownNews.com “And so for the final time, Fergie, Doug, Sandy and Rex, good luck, Godspeed, and have a little fun up there.” These were the sure-to-be-quoted last words of Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach before space shuttle Atlantis launched into orbit. Atlantis, of NASA’s space shuttle program STS-135, began its final flight to [Continue Reading...]

An increase in wind energy education

July 12th, 2011 by Kelsey Schirm Wind energy in Iowa is an ever-growing industry that has escalated rapidly in the past decade. Working in a state that the American Wind Energy Association ranks as No. 2 in wind energy generation output, professors at Iowa State’s College of Engineering feel a certain responsibility and absolute need [Continue Reading...]

Team LunaCY learns from second year of competition, impresses judges with design

By Rick Hanton, Iowa State Lunabotics Team member and Chairman of SEDS-USA On May 21, 2011, two 15-passenger vans trekked 1,400 miles across country from Ames, Iowa, to the Space Coast in Florida. It was a long 26-hour drive for the team of engineers from Iowa State University who had been tirelessly preparing for the [Continue Reading...]

Thomas James “T.J.” McDaniel, Aerospace Emeritus professor, passed away

Thomas James “T.J.” McDaniel, 72, of Ames, died June 26, 2011.  His family invites you to join a Celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5 at Adams Funeral Home. T.J. was born March 1, 1939 in Melrose Park, IL. to Clarence Edgar and Lela Mae (Adams) McDaniel. He graduated from Casey High [Continue Reading...]

Bouton is Battelle’s Inventor of the Year

Chad Bouton recently received Battelle’s inventor of the year award.  Bouton graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and his MS in Aerospace Engineering in 1996.  Read all about it in this link to his recent article, Bouton is Battelle’s Inventor of the Year.

ISU will be hosting the 2nd Annual High Altitude Balloon Conference – June 22-24

This year Iowa State University will be hosting the 2nd Annual High Altitude Balloon conference. The conference was held last year at Taylor University and has started to gain momentum as a conference dedicated to bringing experts in high altitude research and education together. “ISU has a long history in high altitude ballooning with their [Continue Reading...]

Dusty Gutzmann (AerE Senior) receives outstanding member award for Sigma Gamma Tau Honor Society

Dusty Gutzmann and Dr. Richard Wlezien, Chair

Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honor Society at Iowa State University has selected Dusty J. Gutzmann for the Honor Undergraduate Student Award for the 2010-2011 school year.  The award is presented to an outstanding student in aerospace engineering who has demonstrated exceptional academic and technical achievement, participation in extracurricular activities and interest in their chosen profession.  [Continue Reading...]

Travis Grager received the Fall 2010 Teaching Excellence Award

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Travis Grager – received a Teaching Excellence Award for Fall, 2010. His major professor is Dr. Alric Rothmayer and Dr. Stephen Holland is one of the professors that he worked with as a TA. He was nominated by Professors Alric Rothmayer and Professor Stephen Holland. The purpose of a Teaching Excellence Award “is to recognize [Continue Reading...]

Hui Wang received Fall 2010 Research Excellence Award

Richard Wlezien, Hui Wang, Ashraf Bastawros

Hui Wang - received the 2010 Fall Research Excellence Award. Her major professor, Dr. Ashraf Bastawros, nominated Hui for this excellence award. Dr. Richard Wlezien is the chair of the aerospace engineering department. The purpose of a Research Excellence Award “is to recognize at the time of their graduation up to 10% of the graduating graduate [Continue Reading...]