New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

Two new and impactful opportunities await Iowa K-12 educators in the 2019 Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Partner Schools Program. Applications for the program are now being accepted through 3 p.m. December 3, 2018. The ISGC-sponsored Partner School Program supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school partnerships to help schools connect to learning opportunities … Continue reading New opportunities available to STEM educators in Space Grant Consortium program

ISU’s tornado simulator number one on list of natural disaster simulation

No stranger to news coverage, the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s tornado simulator in Howe Hall has once again achieved worldwide attention, landing in first place on a list of the most important natural disaster simulators in the United States. Produced by AccuWeather, the list looks at university facilities that play a key role in helping … Continue reading ISU’s tornado simulator number one on list of natural disaster simulation

Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

Dr. Kasra Momeni, an Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering alumnus and now a professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has had research published in the highly regarded interdisciplinary Naturepartner Journal (npj) 2D Materials and Applications. “Multiscale framework for simulation-guided growth of 2D materials” reveals a new path for engineering atomically thin … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering alum Momeni research in prestigious publication

Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres will be Story Collider presenter October 16

Department of Aerospace Engineering lecturer and director of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Tomas Gonzalez-Torres will be a featured presenter when The Story Collider comes to Iowa State University. With a goal of presenting the human side of science, The Story Collider is a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling true, personal stories about science through … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres will be Story Collider presenter October 16

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Valery Levitas was officially honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering in the recent university award ceremony. Levitas was named to receive the Marston designation in May of 2018. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest academic honor the university bestows. It recognizes a … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas honored as Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Post-doc Shangyan Zou in AerE guest seminar September 13

A new post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Aerospace Engineering will be the department’s next guest seminar lecturer September 13. Dr. Shangyan Zou will present “Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters” at 2:10 p.m., 1235 Howe. Zou’s research interests include optimal control of wave energy converters and space trajectory optimization. Zou has come to Iowa … Continue reading Post-doc Shangyan Zou in AerE guest seminar September 13

AerE professor Abdelkhalik new ISU representative of space research association

Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Ossama Abdelkhalik has been appointed the Iowa State University representative to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). The USRA is a non-profit organization that supports the pursuit of development and application of space-related science, technology and engineering. Among many other functions, it maintains a 110-member Council of Institutions, a … Continue reading AerE professor Abdelkhalik new ISU representative of space research association

Aerospace Engineering student group seeks funds for annual trip

You can help Department of Aerospace Engineering undergraduates be part of an important annual education and potential employment event. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a national professional organization that connects students, faculty and professionals to the aerospace industry, and maintains an active chapter at Iowa State University. One of the group’s … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering student group seeks funds for annual trip

AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant

Dr. Nobuyuki Fujisawa, who has devoted significant research to a disastrous pipeline break at a Japanese nuclear power facility, will speak on the subject as a Department of Aerospace Engineering seminar guest. Fujisawa, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Niigata University, Japan, will present “Pipeline Break Mechanism in Mihama Power Plant Caused … Continue reading AerE seminar guest to discuss pipeline break at Japanese power plant

Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

Teaching and research expertise in several important areas will be enhanced in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering with the arrival of three new faculty members. Ossama Abdelkhalik comes to the department as an associate professor from Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. His research specialties include space trajectory design, spacecraft dynamics and control, … Continue reading Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

Boeing, Iowa State representatives meet to discuss current, future connections

The Department of Aerospace Engineering recently hosted representatives from Boeing and Iowa State University to explore connections between Boeing and aerospace, electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering at the university in the areas of space and autonomous systems. The visit – which included meetings, facility tours, an overview of the NASA-sponsored Iowa Space Grant … Continue reading Boeing, Iowa State representatives meet to discuss current, future connections

All systems “go” for 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Thinking and acting like an astronaut will soon become daily life for a group of undergraduate students who are about to embark on an unforgettable journey with the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop. The program, in its fifth year, will run from August 3-13, and will immerse participants in a series of … Continue reading All systems “go” for 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Proposals for Iowa Space Grant-NASA opportunities now being accepted

Proposals are now being accepted from undergraduate students at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and Drake University for hands-on student experiential opportunities in areas relevant to the mission of NASA. This student-centered opportunity includes research projects and participation in national or regional NASA-sponsored competitions. Teams or individual students may apply. … Continue reading Proposals for Iowa Space Grant-NASA opportunities now being accepted