Levitas and Feng suggest new approach for high pressure research

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering as well as faculty scientist at Ames Laboratory, and his postdoctoral researcher Biao Feng (currently, at Los Alamos National Laboratory) suggest a new approach for increasing the highest achievable pressure for scientific research. Currently, the highest possible static pressure is produced by … Continue reading Levitas and Feng suggest new approach for high pressure research

M:2:I’s Cardinal Flight has successful first flight

Arrow, the newest aircraft created by the Make to Innovate Program, Cardinal Flight, had it’s inaugural flight on Sunday morning in an airfield in Newton, IA. Arrow is a 18 ft. wingspan electric powered sailplane designed to incorporate solar panels. The aircraft was designed and manufactured entirely by students of Cardinal Flight. With Arrow, Cardinal Flight’s goal is … Continue reading M:2:I’s Cardinal Flight has successful first flight

Tom Rudolphi retiring after 38 years at Iowa State

Tom Rudolphi, professor in Aerospace Engineering will retire following the the 2016-2017 school year. Rudolphi has spent 38 years at Iowa State, originally working in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, which would eventually become the Department of Aerospace Engineering Rudolphi served as the department chair for 8 years, once from 1996-2003, and again … Continue reading Tom Rudolphi retiring after 38 years at Iowa State

Applications open for Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Clayton Anderson’s 4th Annual Spaceflight Operations Workshop is taking applications now for this summer’s session. August 7-14, experience a truly unique workshop that gives you the knowledge and tools based on exercises similar to those used in actual Astronaut training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Activities include, SCUBA dicing, wilderness survival training, flight … Continue reading Applications open for Spaceflight Operations Workshop

CySLI competes in NASA’s Student Launch

Huntsville, AL –  Iowa State’s Student Launch Initiative team, CySLI, was in Hunstville, AL Saturday for NASA’s Student Launch Initiative. Forty universities competed, launching rockets to as close to one mile above ground level as possible. CySLI is part of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to Innovate program. At the competition, CySLI took home hardware for the … Continue reading CySLI competes in NASA’s Student Launch

Ken Iliff and Jack McGuire inducted into AerE Hall of Distinguished Alumni

The Department of Aerospace Engineering celebrated the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Monday night at Reiman Gardens. The department inducted Ken Iliff ‘62 and Jack McGuire ‘63 into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni for the years of work and dedication to aerospace engineering. A 1962 Aerospace Engineering graduate, Iliff was Chief Scientist at the NASA … Continue reading Ken Iliff and Jack McGuire inducted into AerE Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Mengyu Wang named Goldwater Scholar

Mengyu Wang, a third-year student with majors in Aerospace Engineering, Economics, and Mathematics has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. Established by Congress in 1986, the Goldwater Scholarship recognizes students of outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the sciences, or engineering research. The scholarship is considered the nation’s most prestigious award for undergraduates in … Continue reading Mengyu Wang named Goldwater Scholar

Team CySat selected for NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative

This article was first published on iowastatedaily.com. To view the article in it’s entirety, click here.  By Mitchell LaFrance A group of students from the Make to Innovate program (M:2:I) has recently been chosen by NASA to participate in the CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI), which aims to enable universities and other institutions to learn more about … Continue reading Team CySat selected for NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative