College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Summer of undergrad research underway in Aerospace Engineering with LAUNCH-UAS

The Department of Aerospace Engineering’s LAUNCH-UAS undergraduate research program has initiated its takeoff for 2022.
Eight students from around the nation are making Iowa State University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) their summer home for the ten-week program.

Teaching/research awards honor four AerE grad students

Four graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored for their work with Teaching Excellence and Research Excellence Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College. The awards are presented each fall and spring semester to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching.

AerE faculty member, alum, astronaut Clayton Anderson named President/CEO of SAC & Aerospace Museum

Iowa State’s own astronaut-in-residence, who made a name for himself orbiting the Earth, is now launching a new chapter on the terra firma of his native Nebraska.
Clayton Anderson, professor of practice in ISU’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, has become the President and CEO of the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska.

NASA ISS manager, AerE grad Joel Montalbano to Hall of Distinguished Alumni April 21

Department of Aerospace Engineering alumnus Joel Montalbano, director of NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) program, will return to the ISU campus for induction into the department’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

Aerospace Engineering panel of professionals will discuss students transitioning to the workplace

The sometimes daunting task of university students transitioning to the workplace will be in the spotlight with advice from those who have been there in the aerospace engineering field. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Iowa Section will present “Transitioning From School to the Workplace” February 24, 4 p.m., in the Alliant-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall. The event will also be live streamed via Webex.

AerE teaching, research awards honor three grad students

Three graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering have been honored for their work with Teaching Excellence (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from Iowa State University’s Graduate College. The awards are presented each fall and spring semester to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in their scientific research or their performance in teaching.

Gift from AerE alumna creates new scholarship, advancements for student programs and Spaceflight Simulation Laboratory

Aerospace engineering alumna Laura Seidensticker is giving back to the department with a generous donation in support of an Iowa State aerospace engineering undergraduate scholarship and funding for updating of the department’s neutral buoyancy tank in the Spaceflight Simulation Laboratory.

AerE undergrad Hanna Stec views Brooke Owens Fellowship as inspiration for all female students

Hanna Stec, a Department of Aerospace Engineering junior is one of 51 women selected for a 2022 Brooke Owens Fellowship. More than 1,000 applications from around the world were received for this year’s honor.

Apply now for Spaceflight Operations Workshop™! Do you have what it takes?

If “What I Did This Summer” essays were still a thing in school, the Department of Aerospace Engineering Spaceflight Operations Workshop would offer some great inspiration.

And while those selected for this year’s edition may or may not be writing essays about it later, it will give them something even more valuable: a new way of looking at the world and handling challenges – from an “operational” standpoint.

The application period for the two-week experience, set for August 2-14, 2022, is now open. As always, it will depart from the typical college classroom experience, to engage students in hands-on activities to learn planning, execution, and teamwork while transforming their thought processes to be more operationally centered.

Q&A with International Space Station astronauts in live broadcast Sept. 27; time confirmed for 11:10 a.m.

Questions from youth across Iowa will be asked of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in a live broadcast arranged by the Iowa Space Grant Consortium and Iowa State Extension and Outreach.

Aero’s M:2:I launches tenth anniversary year with busy information session

The tenth year of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program officially got underway with its kickoff event August 25. More than 130 undergraduate students were on hand in the Howe Hall atrium to learn about the 2021-22 edition of the Boeing-sponsored, student project-centered program. M:2:I touts teamwork in the planning, design …Continue reading “Aero’s M:2:I launches tenth anniversary year with busy information session”

Fair food favorites fly far with M:2:I HABET balloon demonstration

The midway was nearby. But for some, one of the most exciting rides at the Iowa State Fair was had by various fair foods aboard a balloon launched by an Iowa State University team to give youngsters a close-up look at science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to …Continue reading “Fair food favorites fly far with M:2:I HABET balloon demonstration”

Inspiring tomorrow’s women in STEM: Kristin Yvonne Rozier

Here on campus, Kristin Rozier, Black & Veatch Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, brings her NASA research experience into her classroom and lab group, leading new innovations in autonomous flight.

New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures

A first-of-its-kind curriculum in Iowa will soon be available to students in Iowa State University’s College of Engineering – and will help prepare them for a cutting-edge area of technology that’s part of what has been deemed “the fourth industrial revolution.” A new undergraduate minor in cyber-physical systems (CPS) will debut in the fall 2021 …Continue reading “New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures”

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