Vance Coffman and Dennis Muilenburg share their perspectives on aerospace engineering

Students and faculty gathered in Howe Hall on Wednesday afternoon to hear from two of the most prominent leaders in aerospace engineering. Vance Coffman ‘67, former CEO of Lockheed Martin and Dennis Muilenburg ’86, chairman, president, and CEO of The Boeing Company, shared their thoughts and perspectives on the aerospace industry. The two industry leaders [Continue Reading…]

The Make to Innovate program announces sponsorship with Boeing

The Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program at Iowa State University is delighted to announce sponsorship from The Boeing Company. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company will sponsor a partnership that aligns an industry leader with engineering students at Iowa State University. The M:2:I program, which began in 2011, provides students the opportunity to participate in [Continue Reading…]

Advancing aviation technology one recycled plane at a time

AerE alums lead ecoDemonstrator project at Boeing A degree from Iowa State in aerospace engineering has brought two alums to a big project in their field. Doug Christensen (AerE ’87) and Dean Hawkinson (AerE ’00) both currently work on the ecoDemonstrator program at Boeing. The program is an inventive and environmentally progressive way for engineers [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State alum wins Modern-Day Technology Leader Award

Derrick Stanley, an industrial and manufacturing systems alum, will receive a Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference held Feb. 18-20. The award highlights bright young men and women who are making strides in the STEM field and shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology.

Boeing names Muilenburg chief executive officer

The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company’s 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10 years. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO on July 1.

Abhinaya Raghothaman: Childhood dream takes flight

ISU senior travels to United States and sets life goal Many children dream about what they will be when they grow up, but few achieve this goal. Abhinaya Raghothaman, aerospace engineering senior, is one of the few. Raghothaman moved from New Delhi, India, to Dubuque, Iowa, when she was 13 years old. She was extremely [Continue Reading…]

Dan Donahue: Get involved in everything

Research and Greek life teach aerospace engineering senior the importance of being a team player Most freshmen at Iowa State never imagine they will be on a research team to design an airplane that goes faster than the speed of sound. Aerospace engineering senior Dan Donahue is doing just that. His research experiences have also [Continue Reading…]

Weems Troupe selected for Aviation Week’s Twenty20s List

Aerospace engineering alumna one of twenty recognized as emerging leaders Sarah (Weems) Troupe may have only been officially in the workforce since May, but she’s already being recognized for her outstanding talents. Troupe was recently named to Aviation Week’s Twenty20s list based on her involvement as a student at Iowa State and her contributions to [Continue Reading…]

Boeing’s Chris Chadwick: ‘We are synonymous with manned space. If that market develops, we’ll be there’

It has been a difficult week for the space industry, but the boss of one of the world’s largest military contractors, BDSS, believes the company has a big part to play in manned spacecraft. Chris Chadwick, who is a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus, likes to talk about capability. Indeed, he uses the [Continue Reading…]

Ben Nimmergut’s Iowa State adventure comes full circle in his career

A 2001 mechanical engineering graduate, Ben Nimmergut was always fascinated with airplanes, getting to know them while his father worked as a pilot for United Airlines. But it wasn’t until he devoted his last two years at Iowa State to the solar car team that he took an interest in Boeing. Nimmergut—originally from the suburbs [Continue Reading…]

Charles Fiterman, engineering alum, wins Boeing innovation award

Charles J. Fiterman, an environmental control systems expert with Boeing and an Iowa State College of Engineering alumnus, has won two of that company’s annual Special Invention Awards recognizing excellence in engineering innovation. Fiterman was recognized for his work on two teams that developed major improvements to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, their newest and most energy [Continue Reading…]

Bringing diverse experience to senior design

With past experiences and knowledge gained in industry, new aerospace engineering faculty member Tom Gielda is confident he has what it takes to add value to the department’s capstone senior design course. Gielda graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1980 from Michigan State University (MSU), at which time he was commissioned a [Continue Reading…]