Iowa State University aerospace engineering professor Paul Durbin will lead a $1,000,000 grant from the Department of Defense – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to study wall-bounded turbulence. As Navy ships cruise through the water at 40 knots, even small objects along the hull such as barnacles, sand, and rivets can create turbulence that will affect … Continue reading Paul Durbin awarded $1 million grant to study wall-bounded turbulence for U.S. Navy
Team PrISUm is preparing to take its new “Solar Utility Vehicle” on a 1,900-mile race across the Outback of Australia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is Oct. 8-15. Iowa State’s student-engineers think they’ve designed and built a car that can comfortably make that journey.
Iowa State University aerospace engineering assistant professors Peng Wei and Kristin Yvonne Rozier will lead a $1,000,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, creating a system to manage and monitor low-altitude air traffic. Around the campus of Iowa State University, the sky can be bustling with helicopters, crop dusters, recreation planes, and personal unmanned aerial … Continue reading Iowa State Aerospace Engineering to lead $1 million NSF Grant
This article was originally published on news.iastate.edu by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read it in its entirety. AMES, Iowa – Anupam Sharma pulled an accordion folder from the bookshelf above his Iowa State University desk. Inside was the carefully collected and preserved wing of a short-eared owl. Here, he said, could be some clues … Continue reading AerE professor looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines
AMES, Iowa – The students enrolled in Iowa State University’s fourth Spaceflight Operations Workshop are facing a full week of physical and mental challenges. The 12 workshop students – nine from Iowa State, two from the University of Iowa and one from Tuskegee University in Alabama – will be tested Aug. 7-13 through skydiving, scuba training, wilderness … Continue reading Fourth Spaceflight Ops Workshop launches students on path to operational thinking
The Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted the Iowa Congressional Outreach for the Central Region of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday. Members of the FAA presented reports to airport directors, aviation professionals, and congressional staffers on FAA activity and regulations in Iowa throughout the past year. The meeting also touched on future developments for the … Continue reading FAA convenes outreach meeting at Iowa State
Incoming undeclared engineering major’s visited the Department of Aerospace Engineering on Wednesday afternoon to get an idea of what life would be like as an AerE major. The students ran through a game of Paper Airplane Express, a team building exercise where students work as a team to assemble paper airplanes according to strict regulations. … Continue reading Undeclared students visit aerospace engineering
The Science Center of Iowa welcomed the Department of Aerospace Engineering to speak to children at the SCI Take Flight Summer Camp. Teaching laboratory associate, Carolyn Riedel, and graduate program assistant, Sara Goplin, spoke to the children, ages 3-5, about rockets and space. Riedel and Goplin spent time with two different classes, taking questions and … Continue reading AerE talks rockets at Science Center of Iowa
College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala has named Christina Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering, interim chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Bloebaum will succeed Rich Wlezien on August 1, 2017. Wlezien accepted a position as Vice Provost and Dean of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T. Bloebaum, who has been … Continue reading Christina Bloebaum named interim chair of AerE
The MAVRIC team competed in the 2017 University Rover Challenge held in Hanksville, Utah and organized by the Mars Society. The competition, which took place from June 1-3, featured a record 82 teams from across the world. Based on a video submission and report, the URC trims the field to 36 teams that are then invited … Continue reading MAVRIC takes on University Rover Challenge
Graduating aerospace engineering students were honored at a reception on Saturday morning. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors before a ceremony in Hoover Hall to recognize the graduates as well as several exceptional honorees. The reception featured a surprise visit from aerospace engineering alum Dennis Muilenburg ’86 who is this year’s commencement … Continue reading AerE graduates receive surprise visit from Dennis Muilenburg
At the end of each semester, the College of Engineering honors twelve outstanding seniors from each college. From these twelve, one is selected to serve as the college’s Student Marshal. Rachel Pick, aerospace engineering major, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the Spring 2017 commencement ceremony. She will be … Continue reading Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for spring 2017 commencement
Dennis Muilenburg (AerE ’86) will deliver the Spring Commencement address on Saturday, May 4 at Jack Trice Stadium. Muilenburg, who serves as chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company, will address a record 4,322 graduates. The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing employs approximately 150,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. … Continue reading AerE alum, Dennis Muilenburg to deliver commencement address
Iowa State was one of 12 universities selected to compete in the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Held during the WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, May 7-10, the Collegiate Wind Competition requires students to build a model wind turbine and develop a business and deployment plan for their … Continue reading Iowa State selected for 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition
Students from Dr. Wei’s AerE 462 Senior Design course built remote controlled planes in his class this semester. On Saturday morning, they put them to the test at Central Iowa Aeromodlers Park. Senior Design Class – Test Flight from Iowa State Aerospace Engineering on Vimeo.