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ISU grad, spacewalker ponders NASA’s future as shuttle program ends

by Matt Kelley on November 25, 2010 in Human Interest,Technology The countdown clock is winding down on America’s space shuttle program, but astronaut Clay Anderson says he isn’t giving up on space. Anderson, the first and only Iowa State University graduate ever to reach orbit, says he hopes as this era of NASA space shuttles … Continue reading ISU grad, spacewalker ponders NASA’s future as shuttle program ends

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Levitas receives the IBC Da Vinci Diamond

Valery I. Levitas, Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor, has been awarded the Da Vinci Diamond from the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England. Levitas received the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to engineering, science, and education. The Da Vinci Diamond is designed to acknowledge, thank, and reward individuals who have distinguished themselves in their … Continue reading Levitas receives the IBC Da Vinci Diamond

Iowa State awards state-funded grants to boost economy, develop new technologies

Hui Hu receives award to work with Goodrich Engine Components Division of West Des Moines Hui Hu, associate professor of aerospace engineering, will work with Goodrich Engine Components Division of West Des Moines to develop advance diagnostic techniques to quantify spray characteristics that will help develop the next generation of fuel nozzles for gas turbine … Continue reading Iowa State awards state-funded grants to boost economy, develop new technologies

Wlezien to chair aerospace engineering at Iowa State

Richard Wlezien has been named the Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. Currently professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Tufts University, Wlezien will begin at Iowa State’s College of Engineering on August 16. Wlezien’s career includes extensive experience in industry, academia, and the federal government. He … Continue reading Wlezien to chair aerospace engineering at Iowa State

Engineering Mechancis Alumnus to be honored at VEISHA

Jang, Moo Lee MS ’72, Engineering Mechanics PhD ’75, Engineering Mechanics Seoul, South Korea As president of Seoul National University, Jang-Moo Lee heads the most renowned university in the Republic of Korea. The public research university boasts an enrollment of 30,000 students and 2,000 faculty members, and its graduates play influential roles in Korea’s academics, government, … Continue reading Engineering Mechancis Alumnus to be honored at VEISHA

AER E Alum, Clayton Anderson, prepares to return to space

Clay Anderson (MSAerE’83), the first Iowa State alum to become an astronaut, is scheduled to return to space April 5 onboard space shuttle Discovery. During the 14-15 day STS-131 mission, Anderson will conduct three six-and-one-half-hour space walks. You can find out what the preparation is like for a space mission by checking out Anderson’s training … Continue reading AER E Alum, Clayton Anderson, prepares to return to space

AER E Alumnus, David R. Allbaugh, to receive the Alumni Merit Award

  Aerospace Alumnus, David R. Allbaugh (BSAerE’70), will receive an Alumni Merit Award presented by the Iowa State Alumni Association Club of Chicago. The 2009 Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony will take place as part of the Iowa State homecoming festivities on Friday, October 16th, at 1:30 p.m. in the Scheman … Continue reading AER E Alumnus, David R. Allbaugh, to receive the Alumni Merit Award

ISU Alumnus, Richard Hale, leads successful flight of unmanned craft and enhances KU’s role in climate change research

An innovative unmanned aircraft conceived and built at the University of Kansas passed its first flight test – led by Team leader Richard Hale, associate professor of aerospace engineering at KU.  Richard is an alumnus of the Aerospace Engineering department of ISU, graduating with his BS in 1988, received an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, and … Continue reading ISU Alumnus, Richard Hale, leads successful flight of unmanned craft and enhances KU’s role in climate change research

Stephen Paris, AER E Alum, helps develop award winning software

Iowa State alum Stephen Paris (BSAerE’75, MSAerE’77), technical fellow with Boeing’s research and technology division in Seattle, Washington, joins an elite group of engineers and scientists as the recipient of a 2009 R&D 100 Award. The awards, presented by R&D magazine annually since 1963, salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace … Continue reading Stephen Paris, AER E Alum, helps develop award winning software

Dennis Muilenberg, AER E Alum, to head Integrated Defense Team at Boeing

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson announced today that he will retire from the company at the end of the year. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney has named Jim Albaugh, 59, to Carson’s leadership role at Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), and Dennis Muilenburg, 45, to succeed … Continue reading Dennis Muilenberg, AER E Alum, to head Integrated Defense Team at Boeing

Iowa State’s 2009 Mars rover is ready to roll

  Contacts: Andy Frick, Iowa State MAVRIC team leader, 563 650-8750, gerandy@iastate.edu Matthew Nelson, Space Systems and Controls Lab, 515 294-2640, mnelson@iastate.edu Mary Jo Glanville, Engineering Communications and Marketing, 515 294-8787, mglanvil@iastate.edu Ames, Iowa—Building a Mars rover is, to say the least, a challenging task. The Mars terrain, after all, is unforgiving—dusty and hilly and … Continue reading Iowa State’s 2009 Mars rover is ready to roll

Shourya Otta receives 2009 Research Excellence Award

Shourya Otta-received the 2009 Spring Research Excellence Award.  His major professor, Dr. Alric Rothmayer, nominated Shourya for this excellence award. The purpose of a Research Excellence Award “is to recognize at the time of their graduation up to 10% of the graduating graduate students for their outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations.”