On July 11, representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Central Region held their outreach briefing at Howe Hall and toured the department of aerospace engineering. Dean Sarah Rajala addressed the group and shared statistics on undergraduate enrollment and job placement within the college of engineering.
The tour included a visit to the icing research tunnel presented by Professor Alric Rothmayer and a tour of the Virtual Reality Applications Center by Associate Professor Michael Dorneich and Professor Jim Oliver.
Poster presentations were given by Halil Ceylan, associate professor in civil, construction and environmental engineering, and Stephen Holland, associate professor in aerospace engineering. Holland presented current non-destructive evaluation and testing related to FAA protocols. As project lead, Ceylan presented heated pavements in aviation facilities, the first project sponsored by PEGASAS (Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability), a FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation.
The tour concluded with a tour of student projects in the Make to Innovate Lab (M:2:I).
The quarterly meeting of PEGASAS will be hosted by the aerospace department July 25 – 26. Department Chair Rich Wlezien, serves as the PEGASAS ISU site director and Dr. Julienne Krennrich serves as the ISU associate site director.