AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

On Monday, the Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed Major General Clinton Crosier ‘87 for a visit. Before Maj. Gen. Crosier delivered a speech titled, “National Defense and International Security,” at the Memorial Union, he stopped by Howe Hall to speak with students. Crosier is director of operational capability requirements and deputy chief of staff for … Continue reading AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

IMSE professors honored at Engineering Convocation

Cameron MacKenzie, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Sarah Ryan, Joseph Walkup Professor, were honored at the 2017 College of Engineering Convocation. The annual ceremony, hosted by James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala, recognizes faculty and staff achievements over the past year. The convocation is also a … Continue reading IMSE professors honored at Engineering Convocation

Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to analyze food, energy and water (FEW) interdependencies and create a simulator that will assist in better decision making with FEW systems. Led by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Interim Department Chair, Christina Bloebaum, researchers will examine how decisions made by … Continue reading Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

U.S. Air Force general and Aer E alumnus will speak on defense and security at ISU Oct. 9

This article was published on Iowa State University’s New Services website. Click here to read the full article. By Teddi Barron  AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State alum and U.S. Air Force general who develops and evaluates requirements for Air Force-wide modernization programs at the Pentagon will speak at Iowa State University. Maj. Gen. Clinton … Continue reading U.S. Air Force general and Aer E alumnus will speak on defense and security at ISU Oct. 9

IMSE associate professor Frank Peters wins trio of awards

Frank Peters, associate professor of industrial engineering received three awards in the past year, earning recognition at a department level, industry level, and throughout the state of Iowa. The trio of awards are well-deserved recognition for Peters who has advanced the department and made a great impact on the students. At the department level, Peters … Continue reading IMSE associate professor Frank Peters wins trio of awards

Two IMSE members honored at University awards ceremony

Two members of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering were honored at the Iowa State University Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony on Monday afternoon. Associate Professor Frank Peters and Student Services Specialist Devna Popejoy-Sheriff were recognized as faculty and staff who have demonstrated their commitment to learning, discovery, and engagement at Iowa State. … Continue reading Two IMSE members honored at University awards ceremony

AerE graduate student begins Pathways Internship at Air Force Research Laboratory

Andrew Thelen, a PhD student in aerospace Engineering, began a Pathways Internship this fall at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, just east of Dayton, Ohio. The AFRL leads the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for the U.S. air, space, and cyberspace forces. Andrew earned a B.S. in aerospace … Continue reading AerE graduate student begins Pathways Internship at Air Force Research Laboratory

Paul Durbin awarded $1 million grant to study wall-bounded turbulence for U.S. Navy

Iowa State University aerospace engineering professor Paul Durbin will lead a $1,000,000 grant from the Department of Defense – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to study wall-bounded turbulence. As Navy ships cruise through the water at 40 knots, even small objects along the hull such as barnacles, sand, and rivets can create turbulence that will affect … Continue reading Paul Durbin awarded $1 million grant to study wall-bounded turbulence for U.S. Navy

Iowa State Aerospace Engineering to lead $1 million NSF Grant

Iowa State University aerospace engineering assistant professors Peng Wei and Kristin Yvonne Rozier will lead a $1,000,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, creating a system to manage and monitor low-altitude air traffic. Around the campus of Iowa State University, the sky can be bustling with helicopters, crop dusters, recreation planes, and personal unmanned aerial … Continue reading Iowa State Aerospace Engineering to lead $1 million NSF Grant

AerE professor looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

This article was originally published on news.iastate.edu by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read it in its entirety. AMES, Iowa – Anupam Sharma pulled an accordion folder from the bookshelf above his Iowa State University desk. Inside was the carefully collected and preserved wing of a short-eared owl. Here, he said, could be some clues … Continue reading AerE professor looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

Fourth Spaceflight Ops Workshop launches students on path to operational thinking

AMES, Iowa – The students enrolled in Iowa State University’s fourth Spaceflight Operations Workshop are facing a full week of physical and mental challenges. The 12 workshop students – nine from Iowa State, two from the University of Iowa and one from Tuskegee University in Alabama – will be tested Aug. 7-13 through skydiving, scuba training, wilderness … Continue reading Fourth Spaceflight Ops Workshop launches students on path to operational thinking

FAA convenes outreach meeting at Iowa State

The Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted the Iowa Congressional Outreach for the Central Region of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday. Members of the FAA presented reports to airport directors, aviation professionals, and congressional staffers on FAA activity and regulations in Iowa throughout the past year. The meeting also touched on future developments for the … Continue reading FAA convenes outreach meeting at Iowa State

AerE talks rockets at Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa welcomed the Department of Aerospace Engineering to speak to children at the SCI Take Flight Summer Camp. Teaching laboratory associate, Carolyn Riedel, and graduate program assistant, Sara Goplin, spoke to the children, ages 3-5, about rockets and space. Riedel and Goplin spent time with two different classes, taking questions and … Continue reading AerE talks rockets at Science Center of Iowa

Christina Bloebaum named interim chair of AerE

College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala has named Christina Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering, interim chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Bloebaum will succeed Rich Wlezien on August 1, 2017. Wlezien accepted a position as Vice Provost and Dean of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T. Bloebaum, who has been … Continue reading Christina Bloebaum named interim chair of AerE