Kim Pastega discusses Boeing 787 Dreamliner in PBS documentary

Kim Pastega ’91, Vice President of Boeing 787 Production appeared on the three-part PBS series, City in the Sky. The series examines the feat of putting one million people in the air at any given moment, from departure, to 30,000 feet in the air, and landing safely. The second episode, Airborne, which aired on Wednesday, February 15, [Continue Reading…]

Aerospace Engineering is 5th most popular major at Iowa State

New numbers from the enrollment office for the spring semester list aerospace engineering as the fifth most popular major at Iowa State University. AerE enrolls 761 undergraduate students which makes up almost 10% of all engineering students. Aerospace engineering, which is the College of Engineering’s second most common major, includes 158 freshman students. Mechanical engineering is [Continue Reading…]

Former NASA flight director joins AerE

When Tomas Gonzalez-Torres first stepped on the Iowa State campus as a student in the fall of 1992, his dream was to work at NASA. Just two years later, Gonzalez-Torres had a co-op internship at the Johnson Space Center and graduated in 1998 with a job at NASA. Nineteen years later, Gonzalez-Torres returns to Iowa [Continue Reading…]

M:2:I project featured in E&T Magazine

After winning the Rhode & Schwarz 2 Minutes Competition, the M:2:I MAVRIC team was featured in Engineering & Technology Magazine. E&T Magazine is a science, engineering and technology magazine in the United Kingdom that is distributed to over 140,000 people. Click here to read the entire article at E&T’s website. A Mars rover project developed [Continue Reading…]

Valery Levitas honored at international conference

Valery Levitas, a Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor of aerospace engineering was honored at a symposium at the 23rd International Conference on Plasticity, Damage & Fracture on January 3-9 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The symposium, “Structural Changes in Materials,” was organized by aerospace engineering faculty Dr. Liming Xiong and his colleagues. The International Conference on Plasticity, [Continue Reading…]

AerE team makes top 50 in global Airbus competition

356 teams from 89 countries submitted their innovate ideas to the Airbus Fly Your Ideas Competition. The field was narrowed to 50 teams and only one team from the United States remained, the CyFly Team from Iowa State University. That team is comprised of Aerospace Engineering majors Koki Tomoeda, Jack Stanton, Tho Ton, and Lechen [Continue Reading…]

College inspires innovation

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, seven projects will receive grants to explore new research areas: Vikram Dalal, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Novel material for efficient [Continue Reading…]

Two professors and Phd student predict new phase transformation in physics journal

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering PhD student Hao Chen, and Assistant Professor Liming Xiong published their work in Physical Review Letters, a highly ranked physics journal. In the paper, the researchers predicted and studied a new type of first-order phase transformations. Levitas, Xiong, and [Continue Reading…]

Fall class of 2016 honored during AerE ceremony

The Class of the Fall of 2016 was recognized Saturday morning with a brunch in the atrium of Howe Hall, followed by a reception in Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium. The graduating seniors were recognized for their achievements at Iowa State and announced their career plans. Six seniors were honored with awards for the exceptional achievements while [Continue Reading…]

MAVRIC wins Rohde & Schwarz 2 minutes competition

Rohde & Schwarz, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of test & measurement, communications and broadcasting equipment,announced the winner of the 2 minutes competition. MAVRIC, a Make to Innovate project at Iowa State University was declared the winner of the international competition. Applicants were asked to submit a two-minute video detailing how they would use [Continue Reading…]

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Catherine Krezowski, a civil engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the fall 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Beth Hartmann, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, as she leads the engineering [Continue Reading…]

LTA Races make for fun evening in Howe Hall

First-year aerospace engineering students from AerE 160 capped off their first semester with the Lighter Than Air Competition in Howe Hall on Friday evening. The students built aircrafts out of balsa wood and used motors, propellers, and a large helium balloon to fly them around the atrium. For this year’s competition, the groups faced off [Continue Reading…]