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

ME grad student receives funding for multiphase X-ray radiography research

Mechanical engineering graduate student Julie Bothell recently received $2500 from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium for her research related to multiphase X-ray radiography. Her current project is entitled “X-Ray Imaging of the Spray from a Coaxial Air Blast Atomizer” and is a collaborative effort between Iowa State and four other universities: Cornell University, University of … Continue reading ME grad student receives funding for multiphase X-ray radiography research

Dillyn Mumme: Reflecting on five years cancer free

Dillyn Mumme, senior in aerospace engineering, has been cancer free for over five years. When he was 13, doctors diagnosed him with leukemia, and was then treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Aer E honors graduates in pre-commencement celebration

Students and their families gathered in Howe Hall on Saturday morning to honor the aerospace engineering Fall 2017 graduates. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors before a ceremony in Lee Liu Auditorium to recognize the graduates as well as several exceptional honorees. Interim chair Christina Bloebaum spoke to the graduates and congratulated … Continue reading Aer E honors graduates in pre-commencement celebration

Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss

The Department of Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss, former chair of Engineering Mechanics and a professor of mathematics and engineering mechanics at Iowa State University from 1953-1989. Weiss passed away on November 22, 2017 with his wife Marion by his side. Weiss was born on February 15, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering mourns the loss of Harry Weiss

Baquera earns CNDE Trapp Graduate Fellowship Award

The Center for Non-Destructive Engineering (CNDE) awarded Mica Baquera with the 2017-18  Trapp Graduate Fellowship award. The Fellowship is funded through the generosity of Orlin D. Trapp and Onnolee U. Trapp and is awarded to a graduate students with a research appointment in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation. The Trapp Family have had a long … Continue reading Baquera earns CNDE Trapp Graduate Fellowship Award

Join the Spaceflight Operations Workshop this summer

Clayton Anderson’s 5th Annual Spaceflight Operations Workshop is taking applications now for this summer’s session. August 2-14, 2018, 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, … Continue reading Join the Spaceflight Operations Workshop this summer

Aer E Professor to be Plenary Speaker at International Symposium for Multiphase Flows

Hui Hu, professor of Aerospace Engineering has been invited to be a Plenary Speaker at the 10th International Symposium on Measurement Techniques for Multiphase Flows. The symposium, which takes place in Hong Kong, China December 3-7, will feature Hu as one of their five Plenary Speakers. Hu will present his research on advanced measurement techniques … Continue reading Aer E Professor to be Plenary Speaker at International Symposium for Multiphase Flows