Four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students have been awarded Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from the Iowa State University Graduate College. The awards are presented annually to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in these areas. Xiaosong Du and Andrew Bodling were nominated for REX Awards by Dr. Leifur Leifsson and … Continue reading Four Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored with teaching, research awards
The ISU 25 Year Club celebrates the employees who reach 25, 35, 45, and 50 years of continuous service. The annual banquet was held on Monday, March 4 and honored employees for their longstanding contributions to Iowa State: Celebrating 25 years of service: Roy Gu, CCEE Jay Harmon, ABE Charles Jahren, CCEE Paul Jewell, Engineering-LAS Online Learning Brian Larson, Engineering Career Services … Continue reading Engineering employees honored at ISU 25 Year Club banquet
Luis Duckworth, senior in aerospace engineering, talks about his study abroad experience for the Iowa State Daily. Students can learn more about international learning experiences during the Study Abroad Fair, held Thursday, September 19, at the Great Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A laser in Iowa State University’s Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory scanned layer after layer of the flexible fiberglass fabric used to make wind turbine blades. A computer took the laser readings and calculated how dozens of the layers would fit and flow over the curves of a mold used to manufacture a blade. And if there was … Continue reading Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab helps Iowa State engineers improve wind power
The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were a defining moment in America’s history. Among the devastation and destruction emerged a sense of community, with citizens reaching out to strangers, neighbors, and anyone in need, to help in any way they could. The impact of the attacks was felt across … Continue reading CoE faculty, staff, alumni reflect on 9/11 anniversary
A devoted cadre of scientists bent on untangling information and explanations from the debris has toured Joplin, hoping to learn some lessons from the rubble about surviving tornadoes such as the one that hit May 22. Three researchers from Iowa — Bill Gallus, Partha Sarkar and Chris Karstens — focus on structural damage. They want … Continue reading Teams of scientists looking for lessons in storm’s aftermath
When Bill Gallus Jr. was 12, the budding weather junkie witnessed the 1977 Johnstown flood and its aftermath — a community rebuilding following a deadly natural disaster. Now an accomplished meteorologist and a professor at Iowa State University, Gallus spent last week in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., studying the effects of 200-mph winds on homes and … Continue reading Meteorologist looks for clues in tornado’s aftermath
This summer, Iowa State’s aerospace engineering department will be fine-tuning a program that promises to offer more design experience for the department’s undergraduates. The new design sequence, called Make to Innovate, will allow students to receive elective credits for many extracurricular projects they are currently completing for fun. “We have so many students who are … Continue reading AerE revamps undergrad design sequence
The College of Engineering is known for numerous accomplishments, but one team of students is taking on a project that literally aims for the sky: designing and building a 10-passenger business jet. Cyclone Business Jet (CBJ) is a student organization made up of more than 70 undergraduates who are primarily in engineering fields, along with … Continue reading Student group takes on design-and-build of Cyclone jet
Rich Wlezien, chair of aerospace engineering, discussed his perspective on the beginning of a new era for aerospace engineering in a WHO-TV interview.
Wei Du (PhDAerE’10), Emily Kinser (BSPolS’04/MSMSE’05), Amit Pande (PhDCpE’10), Jodi Prosise (BSME’03), and Andrew Riha (BSCpE’05/MSCpE’08) have been named Iowa STATEment Makers. The honor recognizes the early personal and professional accomplishments and contributions to society of Iowa State University’s young alumni (graduates under 32 years of age). Read more about them and the other 2011 … Continue reading Five CoE alumni named 2011 STATEment Makers
An accident at the intersection of Mortensen Road and Welch Avenue on the afternoon of April 1, 2011, left a motorcyclist dead. The motorcyclist was identified as Dillin Nickson, 29, of Lake Mills according to Ames police reports. Nickson was a sophomore in aerospace engineering and was in the Iowa National Guard. Read the full … Continue reading Student dies in motorcycle accident
Iowa State University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering will induct three prominent alumni into the department’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni on Friday, April 8, 2011. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall. The 2011 inductees are Kathleen Howell (BSAerE’73), Hsu Lo Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, … Continue reading Aerospace engineering to honor three alumni
In an opinion piece in the Iowa State Daily, Molly Sturgis, senior in aerospace engineering, discusses how important it is to have a wider variety of representatives in congress, including engineers.