Category: Aerospace Engineering

AerE alum, Space Force Director Clint Crosier to Hall of Distinguished Alumni

An Iowa State alumnus responsible for planning the recently launched U.S. Space Force has been welcomed into the Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Major General Clinton E. Crosier, who received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Iowa State in 1987, returned to campus in connection with the recent U.S. Strategic Command … Continue reading AerE alum, Space Force Director Clint Crosier to Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Rothmayer named Aerospace Engineering’s Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair

Alric Rothmayer has been named Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. His appointment begins March 1, 2020. “Alric has done an outstanding job in the role of interim chair, and we are pleased he will continue as department chair,” said W. Samuel Easterling, James … Continue reading Rothmayer named Aerospace Engineering’s Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair

Apply now for 2020 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Not every summer learning opportunity involves skydiving, scuba dive certification and wilderness expeditions. But those and many more are waiting with the 2020 Department of Aerospace Engineering Spaceflight Operations Workshop. Applications for the August 4-16 workshop will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. March 27, 2020. Undergraduate students from Iowa State and other institutions are all … Continue reading Apply now for 2020 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar elected to ASCE Fellowship

Dr. Partha Sarkar, professor of aerospace engineering and civil engineering at Iowa State University, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. ASCE fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by 3% of ASCE’s 150,000+ members in … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Sarkar elected to ASCE Fellowship

Four Aerospace Engineering students receive TEX-REX awards

Two alumni and two current students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering have received Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) awards for their work in the fall semester in the fall semester of 2019. The TEX Award is given to two students who have shown exemplary accomplishments, as graduate students, in the teaching of … Continue reading Four Aerospace Engineering students receive TEX-REX awards

Nanoscale sensors to better see how high pressure affects materials

Valery Levitas is a co-author of two papers published within weeks by the high-profile journal Science. Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vance Coffman Faculty Chair and professor in aerospace engineering, specializes in experimental testing and computational modeling of high-pressure mechanics, physics and mechanochemistry.

Cyclone Engineers develop alternative cooling materials

Iowa State University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the University of Maryland, and the Colorado School of Mines collaborated on a paper researching a solid-state alternative that can be used to replace vapor-compression cooling technology, making an environmentally friendly material resistant to wear over time.

Nicholas Wijaya named fall 2019 student marshal

Student Marshal – Nicholas Wijaya  Major: Aerospace engineering  Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia GPA: 3.95 Career goal: Become an aerospace engineer who participates actively in the future innovations in the engineering world.   Clubs/activities: Aerospace Mentorship Program, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Indonesian Student Association,  Awards/honors: Highest GPA in Aerospace Engineering, Dean’s list, Boeing Company Award, Tau … Continue reading Nicholas Wijaya named fall 2019 student marshal

Dean of engineering message regarding campus climate

President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

Kelsey Mueller welcomed as NASA Iowa EPSCoR coordinator

Kelsey Mueller has joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering staff as program coordinator for NASA Iowa EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). Her duties will include working with the internal Iowa research audience to connect them to NASA EPSCoR opportunities at the national level and to provide support for researchers in Iowa as they … Continue reading Kelsey Mueller welcomed as NASA Iowa EPSCoR coordinator

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Aerospace graduate researcher awarded “Best Student Contribution” by international computing systems community

Rohit Dureja, an aerospace research assistant pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science, has received international recognition for his research project. He has been awarded Best Student Contribution honors from the international research community at the FMCAD conference in San Jose, California. Dureja’s research, titled “Scalable Verification of Designs with Multiple Properties,” focuses on the safe … Continue reading Aerospace graduate researcher awarded “Best Student Contribution” by international computing systems community

Aerospace engineering’s Brian Caskey wears the “royalty” title well in busy ISU homecoming

Brian Caskey already has plenty to fill the “honors and activities” section of a resume. Now he can add “Iowa State University homecoming royalty 2019” to that list. Caskey, an aerospace engineering senior, was crowned as the male half of “Cardinal Court Royalty” during homecoming festivities October 25. He shared the honor with Sonya Harwood, … Continue reading Aerospace engineering’s Brian Caskey wears the “royalty” title well in busy ISU homecoming