Cyclone Rocketry Club plans first entry in collegiate competition; you can help through funding page

The Aerospace Engineering student organization that was named Newcomer Club of the Year is now taking aim at another accomplishment: taking part in the world’s largest college rocket competition. First-year Iowa State club Cyclone Rocketry (CyROC) is designing and building a rocket to be part of the Spaceport America Cup in Las Cruces, NM in … Continue reading Cyclone Rocketry Club plans first entry in collegiate competition; you can help through funding page

Aerospace Engineering welcomes AJ Richards as fiscal coordinator

AJ Richards has joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the role of fiscal coordinator. He will work with the department budget, post-awards, grants, purchasing and more. AJ is an Iowa State alumnus, obtaining a B.S. in business and management from the Ivy College of Business in 2013 and a master of business analytics degree … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering welcomes AJ Richards as fiscal coordinator

Eilers’ CYtation Award nomination full of praise for his work in Aerospace Engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering academic adviser Brad Eilers has received a 2017 CYtation Award from the university’s Professional and Scientific Council (see a story summarizing all College of Engineering Professional and Scientific [P&S] employees who were awarded here). The CYtation award honors a P&S employee of Iowa State who has gone above and beyond the … Continue reading Eilers’ CYtation Award nomination full of praise for his work in Aerospace Engineering

Countdown is on for CySat-1 student project; your donation can help make history

The chance to make history will be riding into orbit with a student-led satellite project in Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering. And you have the opportunity to help make it a reality. Cyclone Satellite -1 (or CySat-1 for short) will be the first satellite from the state of Iowa built and launched by a … Continue reading Countdown is on for CySat-1 student project; your donation can help make history

Aerospace undergrad Madison Harrington set to launch into Brooke Owens Fellowship

There’s not a moment of hesitation when you ask sophomore Madison Harrington if she has a particular career interest in aerospace engineering. “Oh, absolutely! I want to be an astronaut!” And that, she says, it why she applied for – and is delighted to have been accepted for– the selective Brooke Owens Fellowship, “because they … Continue reading Aerospace undergrad Madison Harrington set to launch into Brooke Owens Fellowship

AerE professor Meyendorf elected fellow in SPIE optics, phonics society

Department of Aerospace Engineering associate professor Norbert Meyendorf has been elected a Fellow in SPIE, the international society for optics and phonics. The honor recognizes his achievements in nondestructive testing. In announcing the honor, SPIE stated “Meyendorf has made remarkable achievements that have significantly influenced the research and practice in nondestructive evaluation (NDE), especially in … Continue reading AerE professor Meyendorf elected fellow in SPIE optics, phonics society

Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Dr. Valery Levitas, Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and faculty scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Lab, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Khan International Award, also known as the Khan Plasticity Award. Levitas was noted for outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of 24 … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Levitas receives Khan International Award

Bissell Road construction project begins during spring break, continues into August

Students, faculty and staff of the Department of Aerospace Engineering should take note of a major Bissell Road construction project that begins March 12. From March 12-August 10 Bissell Road will close from the elevated walkway between Hoover Hall and Howe Hall to the Bissell Road-Osborn Drive intersection. During this time various underground utility projects … Continue reading Bissell Road construction project begins during spring break, continues into August

National Academy of Engineering election for aerospace engineering grad Dennis Muilenburg

Dennis A. Muilenburg, an aerospace engineering graduate of Iowa State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is one of three Iowa State University College of Engineering alumni who are part of the current class elected to the Academy. Muilenburg is the chairman of the board, president and chief executive … Continue reading National Academy of Engineering election for aerospace engineering grad Dennis Muilenburg

“Freedom in the air meant freedom on the ground:” Pioneer aviator James Banning’s story presented in AerE production

“The Flying Hobos” made a safe, and very happy, landing in the Alliant Energy Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall February 9 – and took a delighted audience back to 1932 in an interactive dramatic production saluting pioneer aviator James H. Banning and his co-pilot Thomas Cox Allen, who became the first African Americans to … Continue reading “Freedom in the air meant freedom on the ground:” Pioneer aviator James Banning’s story presented in AerE production

Aviation pioneer with ties to Iowa State comes to life in Aerospace Engineering this Friday

It’s aviation history, African-American history and Iowa State history. And it all comes together in a special live, interactive presentation with Broadway actors when “The Flying Hobos” land in Howe Hall Friday, February 9. The life and achievements of James H. Banning will be celebrated in the special performance at 10 a.m. in the Alliant … Continue reading Aviation pioneer with ties to Iowa State comes to life in Aerospace Engineering this Friday

Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

A new research center at Iowa State is making new and innovative discoveries in one of the campus’s oldest buildings. The Iowa Board of Regents in December 2017 elected to give official “center” status to the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education, also known as CoMFRE. In order to gain the status of “center” … Continue reading Old meets new to make one of ISU’s newest centers a reality

ME grad student gets funding to study microwave interaction with energetic material flames

Mechanical engineering graduate student Joel Lynch recently received a $2500 grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium to study the coupling of microwave fields with solid rocket propellant combustion. His current project is entitled “Modeling of Flames Seeded with Alkali Compounds under the Presence of Alternating Electric Fields.” The research is taking place within the … Continue reading ME grad student gets funding to study microwave interaction with energetic material flames