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

Aerospace Engineering welcomes AJ Richards as fiscal coordinator

AJ Richards has joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the role of fiscal coordinator. He will work with the department budget, post-awards, grants, purchasing and more. AJ is an Iowa State alumnus, obtaining a B.S. in business and management from the Ivy College of Business in 2013 and a master of business analytics degree … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering welcomes AJ Richards as fiscal coordinator

Eilers’ CYtation Award nomination full of praise for his work in Aerospace Engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering academic adviser Brad Eilers has received a 2017 CYtation Award from the university’s Professional and Scientific Council (see a story summarizing all College of Engineering Professional and Scientific [P&S] employees who were awarded here). The CYtation award honors a P&S employee of Iowa State who has gone above and beyond the … Continue reading Eilers’ CYtation Award nomination full of praise for his work in Aerospace Engineering

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

“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

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

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

Baquera earns CNDE Trapp Graduate Fellowship Award

The Center for Non-Destructive Engineering (CNDE) awarded Mica Baquera with the 2017-18  Trapp Graduate Fellowship award. The Fellowship is funded through the generosity of Orlin D. Trapp and Onnolee U. Trapp and is awarded to a graduate students with a research appointment in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation. The Trapp Family have had a long … Continue reading Baquera earns CNDE Trapp Graduate Fellowship Award

Join the Spaceflight Operations Workshop this summer

Clayton Anderson’s 5th Annual Spaceflight Operations Workshop is taking applications now for this summer’s session. August 2-14, 2018, experience a truly unique workshop that gives you the knowledge and tools based on exercises similar to those used in actual Astronaut training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Activities include, SCUBA dicing, wilderness survival training, … Continue reading Join the Spaceflight Operations Workshop this summer

Anupam Sharma elected AIAA Associate Fellow

Anupam Sharma, assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, has been named an Associate Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The Class of 2018 will be honored at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition in January. “The distinguished individuals comprising the Class of 2018 Associate Fellows exemplify extraordinary accomplishments and leadership … Continue reading Anupam Sharma elected AIAA Associate Fellow