Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to analyze food, energy and water (FEW) interdependencies and create a simulator that will assist in better decision making with FEW systems. Led by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Interim Department Chair, Christina Bloebaum, researchers will examine how decisions made by … Continue reading Iowa State researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

Peng Wei feature

New aerospace professor works to connect the world with more efficient air travel 

Peng Wei, a self-titled “airplane nerd,” joins the Iowa State faculty in the Department of Aerospace Engineering beginning in January 2015. He’ll teach two classes in systems engineering and work on three areas of research related to his biggest interest: air traffic management, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and airline and airport operations. Wei earned his … Continue reading New aerospace professor works to connect the world with more efficient air travel 

Ben Kwasa feature

Aerospace PhD student’s research aims to make engineering more efficient

Benjamin Kwasa grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, where he studied aviation technology at Maseno School, one of the three high schools in the country to offer the subject. When it was time for him to decide whether to go to college, his parents challenged him to maximize on the foundation his high school education had … Continue reading Aerospace PhD student’s research aims to make engineering more efficient

AIAA Fellows

ISU professor, alumni named AIAA Fellows

An Iowa State professor and two alumni were named 2013 Fellows by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of aerospace engineering. Christina Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering, was honored at an awards presentation in Washington, D.C. alongside the alumnus her position is … Continue reading ISU professor, alumni named AIAA Fellows

Bloebaum turns passion for planes into career in aerospace engineering

A love for flying and a strong desire to become an astronaut led Christina Bloebaum to believe joining the U.S. Air Force was her destiny, especially after growing up for three and a half years on a base in Germany. Although she later decided against enlisting, Bloebaum was able to enter a field she considers … Continue reading Bloebaum turns passion for planes into career in aerospace engineering

New AerE hire wins prestigious award

Christina Bloebaum, who will be joining the aerospace engineering department this fall, has recently received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award for 2012 (AIAA MDO Award). The award was established in 1993 to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the development and application of techniques in multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) … Continue reading New AerE hire wins prestigious award