Category: Aerospace Engineering

UNICOM Talks series debuts Sept. 24-25 with NASA, Boeing guests

UNICOM Talks is a new series of events that will present noted guests from the field of aerospace engineering offering insight into many facets of the industry. Hosted by Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, UNICOM Talks will debut with two department alums in the spotlight on back-to-back days: NASA Chief Technologist David Voracek will … Continue reading UNICOM Talks series debuts Sept. 24-25 with NASA, Boeing guests

Abby Gries works with a model aircraft in the aerospace lab

Aerospace senior selected for Women in Aerospace scholarship

Abby Gries, a senior in aerospace engineering, is joining a prestigious cohort of women undergraduates in being awarded a scholarship from the Women in Aerospace Foundation (WIA). With each recipient given a unique award, Gries will be receiving the AIAA Digital Avionics Scholarship.

Four aerospace engineering graduate students receive TEX-REX awards

Four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students were awarded the Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College for the summer 2019 semester. The awards are presented through the academic year to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in these areas. Rajarshi Biswas and Mehdi Kamrani were nominated for REX … Continue reading Four aerospace engineering graduate students receive TEX-REX awards

Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab

Research led by Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Azadeh Sheidaei has taken off – literally – into space with the NASA International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. Sheidaei was selected as one of a handful of principal investigators from around the nation to oversee various projects involving rodents in microgravity on board the SpaceX … Continue reading Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab

Summer of discovery: REU participants on their engineering research experiences

Many students from across the nation come to Iowa State University during the summer to get hands-on research experience with ISU’s top faculty and facilities in Research Experience for Undergraduates programs (REUs).   Peter Meyer, senior in chemical and biological engineering at Colorado State University, has been participating in the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites … Continue reading Summer of discovery: REU participants on their engineering research experiences

Three Cyclone Engineers named Anderlik Professors

Namrata Vaswani, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Paul Durbin, professor of aerospace engineering, and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, professor of mechanical engineering, have been appointed to Joseph and Elizabeth Anderlik Professorships in Engineering.

Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been recognized with college awards for excellence in inspiring future engineering leaders, pursuing groundbreaking research and celebrating diversity and inclusion.   Staff Excellence Michelle Grawe, laboratory supervisor in materials science and engineering   D.R. Boylan Award Ratnesh Kumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering   Outstanding Achievement in Teaching … Continue reading Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

A distinguished graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and a decorated veteran has died. Retired Rear Admiral Ronald Narmi passed away May 21, 2019, at the age of 86. He most recently resided in Arlington, Virginia. Narmi, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Naval ROTC student at Iowa State and earned … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas, former student on team that has obtained diamond under shear and record low pressure

Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering/Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, and former Levitas student and post-doctoral researcher Biao Feng are part of a team of scientists from Iowa State University, Texas Tech and Cal Tech that have published a research paper in Carbon, a highly ranked material journal. Feng currently … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas, former student on team that has obtained diamond under shear and record low pressure