Hear Astronaut Clayton Anderson talk about his experiences in space

An Iowa Stater talks about his life in space Clayton Anderson, who earned a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State in 1983, joked during a recent WOI Radio interview about the ease of flying to work aboard the International Space Station. Anderson spent nearly five months aboard the station working as the Expedition … Continue reading Hear Astronaut Clayton Anderson talk about his experiences in space

Dr. Joe Schaefer, Senior Lecturer and formerly Professor and Chair of Physics at Loras College, receives the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for “Service Provided to the College as a Faculty Member” from Loras College.

Dr. Joe Schaefer, Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering and formerly Professor and Chair of Physics at Loras College, will receive the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for “Service Provided to the College as a Faculty Member” from Loras College. The Loras College National Alumni Board and the Alumni Relations Office of Loras College selected the recipients for awards … Continue reading Dr. Joe Schaefer, Senior Lecturer and formerly Professor and Chair of Physics at Loras College, receives the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award for “Service Provided to the College as a Faculty Member” from Loras College.

Iowa State student set to develop new social media website

By Erin Coppock, erin.coppock@iowastatedaily.com TownNews.com Heidi Ebert isn’t your typical aerospace engineering student. As one of the few in the major with a minor in journalism and mass communication, Ebert didn’t have to stray far from her natural interests to begin her new project: the development of a new social media website for the Department … Continue reading Iowa State student set to develop new social media website

Ex-officio member bridges communication gap between students, City Council

Contact Matt England: Matt EnglandEx-Officio Member of Ames City Council mengland@iastate.edu Communication is key — that’s the message Matt England wants students to understand. England, senior in aerospace engineering, acts as the student voice on City Council as an ex-offico councilman and liaison to the Government of the Student Body. He speaks for students on … Continue reading Ex-officio member bridges communication gap between students, City Council

The Search For Better Nozzles

  Automakers aren’t the only ones looking to increase fuel efficiency and decrease emissions. Aircraft manufacturers are facing similar requirements, and they’re using high-tech gadgetry to help them meet those goals. Researchers at Iowa State University are using particle image velocimetry and molecular tagging velocimetry and thermometry to study the performance of nozzles that spray … Continue reading The Search For Better Nozzles

Iowa State University aerospace engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems

  Hui Hu, left, and Zifeng Yang are working with engineers from Goodrich Corp. to analyze the performance of the nozzles that spray fuel into jet engines. Photo by Bob Elbert. Contacts: Hui Hu, Iowa State Aerospace Engineering, 515-294-0094, huhui@iastate.edu Kevin Gordon, Goodrich Engine Components, 515-271-7289, kevin.gordon@goodrich.com Mike Krapfl, News Service, 515-294-4917, mkrapfl@iastate.edu Iowa State … Continue reading Iowa State University aerospace engineer and Goodrich partner to develop next-generation fuel nozzle diagnostic systems

Wlezien receives Coffman Medallion

  On November 19, Rich Wlezien received the Coffman medallion during a ceremony that included remarks from President Gregory Geoffroy and Dean Jonathan Wickert. Wlezien joined the college in August this year as chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and is the first to hold the recently created Coffman departmental chair. Vance Coffman, an … Continue reading Wlezien receives Coffman Medallion