Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

Teaching and research expertise in several important areas will be enhanced in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering with the arrival of three new faculty members. Ossama Abdelkhalik comes to the department as an associate professor from Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. His research specialties include space trajectory design, spacecraft dynamics and control, … Continue reading Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

Boeing, Iowa State representatives meet to discuss current, future connections

The Department of Aerospace Engineering recently hosted representatives from Boeing and Iowa State University to explore connections between Boeing and aerospace, electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering at the university in the areas of space and autonomous systems. The visit – which included meetings, facility tours, an overview of the NASA-sponsored Iowa Space Grant … Continue reading Boeing, Iowa State representatives meet to discuss current, future connections

All systems “go” for 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Thinking and acting like an astronaut will soon become daily life for a group of undergraduate students who are about to embark on an unforgettable journey with the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop. The program, in its fifth year, will run from August 3-13, and will immerse participants in a series of … Continue reading All systems “go” for 2018 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Former NASA official, ISU faculty member Gonzalez-Torres is new Iowa Space Grant Consortium director

Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, a lecturer in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named director of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), effective July 1. He replaces Interim Department Chair and Dennis & Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Christina Bloebaum as director. She is departing Iowa State for an administrative post … Continue reading Former NASA official, ISU faculty member Gonzalez-Torres is new Iowa Space Grant Consortium director

AerE grad student Tor Finseth part of research group radio interview

Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate student Tor Finseth is part of research group that was recently featured in a live radio interview on Ames’ KHOI-FM, a community radio station. Finseth has joined with Iowa State College of Engineering faculty members Michael Dorneich, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering and … Continue reading AerE grad student Tor Finseth part of research group radio interview

Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres, Anderson share memories of astronaut Whitson on her retirement

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Iowa Space Grant Consortium are joining with countless individuals and organizations worldwide to note the retirement, and accomplishments, of record-setting Iowa astronaut Peggy Whitson. NASA recently announced that Whitson is retiring after more than 30 years of work with the space agency, which includes setting the mark for … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Gonzalez-Torres, Anderson share memories of astronaut Whitson on her retirement

Aerospace engineering air traffic research project featured

Two Department of Aerospace Engineering professors have had their research featured on the Iowa State University web site home page. “Flight path to adventure” highlights the work of assistant professor Peng Wei and assistant professor Kristin Yvonne Rozier in developing a software prototype for the Federal Aviation Administration to manage low-altitude air traffic in the … Continue reading Aerospace engineering air traffic research project featured

Collins named next director of Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

Peter Collins will serve as the new director of Iowa State University College of Engineering’s Center of Nondestructive Evaluation starting on May 16. “CNDE has worked become a true national asset. It is exciting to be part of that and to take on this new role,” said Collins, Al and Julie Renken Professor in Materials … Continue reading Collins named next director of Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Valery Levitas has been named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, one of the highest honors for faculty in the College of Engineering. The title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor honors exemplary performance in research and/or creative activities as reflected by a … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Three ME professors receive university awards

Three professors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received 2018 university awards. Ted Heindel, Bergles Professor of Thermal Science, received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. This award is presented by the Iowa Board of Regents and recognizes “tenured faculty members [who] are outstanding university citizens and who have rendered significant service to the university or … Continue reading Three ME professors receive university awards

CoE group teaches high school students about automotive engineering

A College of Engineering student group is currently on a tour of Iowa high schools to teach teenagers about automotive engineering opportunities at Iowa State. Iowa State’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently traveled to Marshalltown High School where they brought a few of their vehicles and told the students about opportunities … Continue reading CoE group teaches high school students about automotive engineering

Student teams show their design, business skills in Boeing Capstone Project

Nine months of “real world” aircraft planning, designing and execution by undergraduate students culminated recently in the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Howe Hall atrium in the annual Boeing Senior Capstone Project. Two teams of students from Iowa State and North Carolina A&T State University demonstrated the design and capabilities of custom-built vertical takeoff and landing … Continue reading Student teams show their design, business skills in Boeing Capstone Project

Cyclone Rocketry Club plans first entry in collegiate competition; you can help through funding page

The Aerospace Engineering student organization that was named Newcomer Club of the Year is now taking aim at another accomplishment: taking part in the world’s largest college rocket competition. First-year Iowa State club Cyclone Rocketry (CyROC) is designing and building a rocket to be part of the Spaceport America Cup in Las Cruces, NM in … Continue reading Cyclone Rocketry Club plans first entry in collegiate competition; you can help through funding page