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
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
Iowa State University engineering students got hands-on experience in wind turbine design, construction and siting when they competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition.
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
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
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
The application period is now open for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Undergraduate Merit Scholarship and Undergraduate Preservice Educator STEM Scholarship programs with the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC). A part of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, the ISGC strives to improve Iowa’s future in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education … Continue reading Iowa Space Grant Consortium now taking applications for scholarship/fellowship programs
At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering honors twelve outstanding seniors, one of which is selected to serve as the college’s student marshal at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.
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
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
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
College of Engineering staff were honored and recognized on March 22 at the annual Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards breakfast. Employees were recognized with individual or team awards for professional excellence and outstanding contributions to Iowa State.
Madison Harrington, junior in aerospace engineering, shoots for the stars. When exploring her plans to open a coffee shop on the moon and make space travel like going on a road trip, Harrington strives to be exceptional in everything that she does.
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