Ken Iliff and Jack McGuire inducted into AerE Hall of Distinguished Alumni

The Department of Aerospace Engineering celebrated the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Monday night at Reiman Gardens. The department inducted Ken Iliff ‘62 and Jack McGuire ‘63 into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni for the years of work and dedication to aerospace engineering. A 1962 Aerospace Engineering graduate, Iliff was Chief Scientist at the NASA … Continue reading Ken Iliff and Jack McGuire inducted into AerE Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Team CySat selected for NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative

This article was first published on iowastatedaily.com. To view the article in it’s entirety, click here.  By Mitchell LaFrance A group of students from the Make to Innovate program (M:2:I) has recently been chosen by NASA to participate in the CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI), which aims to enable universities and other institutions to learn more about … Continue reading Team CySat selected for NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative

Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Akash Vidyadharan and Tyler Carter spent the first part of last summer applying for jobs in anticipation of receiving their master’s degree in the spring of 2017. For the second half of the summer, they worked on a project that has caught the attention of investors, corporations, as well government officials. “One year ago, this … Continue reading Graduate students’ startup makes a strong first impression

Kathryn Thornton lecture inspires STEM students, space lovers

By Jill O’Brien. This article was published on iowastatedaily.com. Click here to read the article in its entirety.  As part of the Women’s Leadership Series, Kathryn Thornton spoke about her time working for NASA on Monday night in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. Thornton worked at NASA for 12 years, participating in three … Continue reading Kathryn Thornton lecture inspires STEM students, space lovers

Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion

Ashraf Bastawros, professor of aerospace engineering, has received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA). Along with Dr. Kurt Hebert from chemical engineering, Dr. Pranav Shrotriya from mechanical engineering, and Dr. Leonard Bond from the Center of Non Destructive Evaluation, Bastawros will develop advanced detection methods to … Continue reading Engineering researchers collaborate to study pipeline corrosion

Kim Pastega discusses Boeing 787 Dreamliner in PBS documentary

Kim Pastega ’91, Vice President of Boeing 787 Production appeared on the three-part PBS series, City in the Sky. The series examines the feat of putting one million people in the air at any given moment, from departure, to 30,000 feet in the air, and landing safely. The second episode, Airborne, which aired on Wednesday, February 15, … Continue reading Kim Pastega discusses Boeing 787 Dreamliner in PBS documentary

Valery Levitas honored at international conference

Valery Levitas, a Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor of aerospace engineering was honored at a symposium at the 23rd International Conference on Plasticity, Damage & Fracture on January 3-9 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The symposium, “Structural Changes in Materials,” was organized by aerospace engineering faculty Dr. Liming Xiong and his colleagues. The International Conference on Plasticity, … Continue reading Valery Levitas honored at international conference