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

Professor Alric Rothmayer named interim chair of Department of Aerospace Engineering

James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala has named Professor Alric P. Rothmayer interim chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Rothmayer will take over duties from Christina Bloebaum, who has accepted the position of Dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University. Rothmayer’s appointment will begin … Continue reading Professor Alric Rothmayer named interim chair of Department of Aerospace Engineering

Former NASA official, ISU faculty member Gonzalez-Torres is new Iowa Space Grant Consortium director

Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, a lecturer in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named director of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), effective July 1. He replaces Interim Department Chair and Dennis & Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Christina Bloebaum as director. She is departing Iowa State for an administrative post … Continue reading Former NASA official, ISU faculty member Gonzalez-Torres is new Iowa Space Grant Consortium director

Rookie rocket builders from Iowa State launch to third place in global competition

They may have just left the launch pad in the world of student organizations, but Cyclone Rocketry Club’s trajectory of success has reached another new high with a third-place finish in the prestigious Spaceport America Cup competition – in the group’s rookie effort. CyROC, as it’s called, took third place in the 10,000 foot COTS … Continue reading Rookie rocket builders from Iowa State launch to third place in global competition

AerE grad student Tor Finseth part of research group radio interview

Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate student Tor Finseth is part of research group that was recently featured in a live radio interview on Ames’ KHOI-FM, a community radio station. Finseth has joined with Iowa State College of Engineering faculty members Michael Dorneich, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering and … Continue reading AerE grad student Tor Finseth part of research group radio interview

Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres, Anderson share memories of astronaut Whitson on her retirement

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Iowa Space Grant Consortium are joining with countless individuals and organizations worldwide to note the retirement, and accomplishments, of record-setting Iowa astronaut Peggy Whitson. NASA recently announced that Whitson is retiring after more than 30 years of work with the space agency, which includes setting the mark for … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres, Anderson share memories of astronaut Whitson on her retirement

Aerospace engineering air traffic research project featured

Two Department of Aerospace Engineering professors have had their research featured on the Iowa State University web site home page. “Flight path to adventure” highlights the work of assistant professor Peng Wei and assistant professor Kristin Yvonne Rozier in developing a software prototype for the Federal Aviation Administration to manage low-altitude air traffic in the … Continue reading Aerospace engineering air traffic research project featured

Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Valery Levitas has been named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, one of the highest honors for faculty in the College of Engineering. The title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor honors exemplary performance in research and/or creative activities as reflected by a … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

CoE group teaches high school students about automotive engineering

A College of Engineering student group is currently on a tour of Iowa high schools to teach teenagers about automotive engineering opportunities at Iowa State. Iowa State’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently traveled to Marshalltown High School where they brought a few of their vehicles and told the students about opportunities … Continue reading CoE group teaches high school students about automotive engineering

Student teams show their design, business skills in Boeing Capstone Project

Nine months of “real world” aircraft planning, designing and execution by undergraduate students culminated recently in the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Howe Hall atrium in the annual Boeing Senior Capstone Project. Two teams of students from Iowa State and North Carolina A&T State University demonstrated the design and capabilities of custom-built vertical takeoff and landing … Continue reading Student teams show their design, business skills in Boeing Capstone Project