Tag: Department of Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering’s Brian Caskey wears the “royalty” title well in busy ISU homecoming

Brian Caskey already has plenty to fill the “honors and activities” section of a resume. Now he can add “Iowa State University homecoming royalty 2019” to that list. Caskey, an aerospace engineering senior, was crowned as the male half of “Cardinal Court Royalty” during homecoming festivities October 25. He shared the honor with Sonya Harwood, … Continue reading Aerospace engineering’s Brian Caskey wears the “royalty” title well in busy ISU homecoming

UNICOM Talks series debuts Sept. 24-25 with NASA, Boeing guests

UNICOM Talks is a new series of events that will present noted guests from the field of aerospace engineering offering insight into many facets of the industry. Hosted by Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, UNICOM Talks will debut with two department alums in the spotlight on back-to-back days: NASA Chief Technologist David Voracek will … Continue reading UNICOM Talks series debuts Sept. 24-25 with NASA, Boeing guests

Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab

Research led by Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Azadeh Sheidaei has taken off – literally – into space with the NASA International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. Sheidaei was selected as one of a handful of principal investigators from around the nation to oversee various projects involving rodents in microgravity on board the SpaceX … Continue reading Research by AerE’s Sheidaei in orbit with International Space Station lab

Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

A distinguished graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and a decorated veteran has died. Retired Rear Admiral Ronald Narmi passed away May 21, 2019, at the age of 86. He most recently resided in Arlington, Virginia. Narmi, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Naval ROTC student at Iowa State and earned … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering distinguished alum, naval officer Ronald Narmi passes away

Four Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored with teaching, research awards

Four Department of Aerospace Engineering graduate students have been awarded Teaching Excellence and (TEX) and Research Excellence (REX) Awards from the Iowa State University Graduate College. The awards are presented annually to graduate students who demonstrate excellence in these areas. Xiaosong Du and Andrew Bodling were nominated for REX Awards by Dr. Leifur Leifsson and … Continue reading Four Aerospace Engineering graduate students honored with teaching, research awards

Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Valery Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor in Aerospace Engineering, was honored in a special symposium in Panama City, Panama. Arranged by aerospace engineering assistant professor Liming Xiong and  George Voyiadjis of Louisiana State University, it was held as part of the 25th International Conference on Plasticity, Damage … Continue reading Symposium to honor Valery Levitas is part of Panama plasticity conference

Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar

Davide Bigoni of the University of Trento, Italy will be a special guest of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He will present “Folding of Elastic Solids and Eshelby Forces in Elastic Rods.” The presentation is part of the Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series. It examines a process rarely encountered in nature but is common in mechanics … Continue reading Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, to present AerE seminar

Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.

CBE major and Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow researches creation of fuel for Mars space missions Like many other middle school students, Brandon Vance went on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Now, as an undergraduate university researcher, he will be headed back to the nation’s capital with a spot in the prestigious Posters on … Continue reading Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.

Marisa Mendoza joins Aerospace Engineering team as graduate assistant

Marisa Mendoza has become the new graduate programs assistant in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She will maintain the day to day operations of the graduate program, while ensuring that graduate students are on track for degree completion as well as work with transitioning incoming graduate students. She will also promote the department to prospective … Continue reading Marisa Mendoza joins Aerospace Engineering team as graduate assistant

Iowa State’s Micro-g NExT Team prepares for phase II of NASA challenge

Micro-g NExT, a student project in the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, has been selected to move into phase II of the prestigious challenge developed by NASA. The newly created Micro-g NExT team submitted a 30-page proposal last semester to design and manufacture an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) camera mount. The proposal … Continue reading Iowa State’s Micro-g NExT Team prepares for phase II of NASA challenge

2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

With Engineers’ Week beginning Saturday, the winners for this years outstanding student organizations have been announced and will be recognized at the 2019 Engineers’ Week Award Banquet on February 22.   Winners:  K-12 Outreach award: Cardinal Space Mining Community Service Award: Associated General Contractors (AGC)  Newcomer of the Year Award: GNU/Linux Club  Outstanding Achievement Award: CyRoc  … Continue reading 2019 Engineers’ Week Student Organization Honors Announced

Midwest Mechanics Seminar Guest Speaker will Discuss Acoustics and Phononic Structures

A distinguished professor from Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Andrew N. Norris, will be the department’s next guest Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series speaker, February 7. Dr. Norris will present “Transformation Acoustics, Phononic Structures and Applications” at 2:10 p.m., 1235 Howe Hall. Norris’ interests include acoustics and elastic waves and meta-materials, focusing … Continue reading Midwest Mechanics Seminar Guest Speaker will Discuss Acoustics and Phononic Structures

Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions

The Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomes two lecturers ready to share their expertise. Matthew Nelson has been named lecturer in Department of Aerospace Engineering. Nelson was previously the director of the Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program, which engages students in hands-on projects to help the understanding of engineering fundamentals. Nelson is an Iowa native, graduating … Continue reading Matthew Nelson, Travis Grager to Aerospace Engineering lecturer positions

Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal

A research group consisting of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Valery I. Levitas, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. student S. Ehsan Esfahani; and former ISU Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student (currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan) Iman Ghamarian … Continue reading Aerospace professor, current and former doctoral students published in prestigious physics journal