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CCEE Department to Host Federal Aviation Researchers on National Scale

In one week, Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering opens its doors to researchers from across the nation.

The Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) has chosen Iowa State University to host its annual meeting June 7-9.

PEGASAS works to partner researchers, educators and industry leaders with its parent authority, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Over 150 participants are expected to attend the three-day conference. Various presentations are open to the public. They cover topics like advances in technology used on airplane runways and in the cockpit to improve aviation safety.

Those wishing to attend are asked to pre-register with university conference planning and management. Public presentations start at 4 p.m. June 7 in Town Engineering Building of Iowa State University campus. See a schedule of events by visiting the following: PEGASAS Annual Meeting Schedule.

Dr. Halil Ceylan is a professor in the CCEE Department and the ISU PEGASAS Site Director.

“How can we put together all of our efforts?” Ceylan asked, explaining that researchers are currently working on more than 20 PEGASAS projects for the FAA. “How do you come together and work together?

Ceylan says that events like this annual meeting help keep PEGASAS working cohesively.

“There has to be consistency between students and faculty to keep our efforts coordinated.”

Keep up on the PEGASAS Annual Meeting through, on twitter @iaccee and on our FaceBook page found at Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University.