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

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