Two Ph.D. students in Cyclone Engineer Kristin Yvonne Rozier’s research group have been selected for NASA Pathways civil service positions, a highly prestigious internship program that combines research with the opportunity to obtain a full-time NASA position upon completion.
Category: Aerospace Engineering
The Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed two of its alumni in the kickoff the new UNICOM Talks, sponsored by the department’s Make to Innovate student program. The presentations will bring industry professionals to Iowa State to discuss various topics, and are open to all at Iowa State and the public. David Voracek, who received a … Continue reading Alums discuss NASA, Boeing in UNICOM Talks
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
James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering W. Samuel Easterling celebrated Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff award winners at the College of Engineering’s 2019 fall convocation.
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 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 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
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
The 2019 Spaceflight Operations workshop is a go. Throughout the next week, participants will learn how to think like an astronaut, led by retired astronaut and current aerospace engineering faculty member, Clayton Anderson.
As part of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s first REU program (LAUNCH-UAS), ten undergraduate students from across the country came to Iowa State to participate in research with aerospace engineering faculty. LAUNCH-UAS is an undergrad research program aimed to give underrepresented minority students research experience in the area of unmanned aerial systems.
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.
A team of researchers led by Iowa State University’s Alice Alipour received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a solution to decrease the losses associated with buildings under extreme wind events.
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
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
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