Visitor Information

Where are we located?

Iowa State University
Room 1200 Howe Hall
537 Bissell Road
Ames, Iowa  50011

The Department of Aerospace Engineering is located in Howe Hall, on the west side of Iowa State’s campus. Howe Hall can be found on the west side of Bissell Road. The main office is in room 1200. Click here to learn about all of the aerospace artifacts that are located in Howe Hall.


Directions to Campus

Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa. Interstate 35 runs north and Directions to Campus  south just east of Ames, and U.S. Highway 30 runs east and west just south of campus. If you are traveling to Howe Hall via Interstate 35:

  • Take Exit 111B labeled “30West”
  • Travel west on Highway 30
  • Take Exit 146, the “University Boulevard/ISU” exit
  • Drive north on University Boulevard to Lincoln Way (fourth traffic light)
  • At Lincoln Way, turn left (west) past Hilton Coliseum and C.Y. Stephens Auditorium
  • Turn right on Union Drive
  • Turn right on Bissell Road

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There are a few metered parking spots in the southwest parking lot of Howe Hall, and also some on the street surrounding the west entrance of Howe Hall. Additional places to park on campus include:

  • Lot 100 is on the east side of campus near the Leid Rec Center.
  • Lot 21 is on the west side of campus, next to the Armory.
  • The East Campus Parking Deck is located on Union Drive near Forker Building, or across from East and Heady Halls.
  • Pay parking is also available at the Memorial Union Parking Ramp. Entrances are from the south off of Lincoln Way and from the North off of Union Drive.

Campus Maps

To search for a building on campus, visit the ISU Online Campus Map

Schedule a visit

For information regarding a visit to the Department please contact our office at 515-294-5666. After Admissions schedules your visit with our department, you will then meet with one of our academic advisers and given a tour of our department.

Positions Available

Three Ph.D. positions, Engineering Mechanics program in mechanics and materials, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Valery Levitas group

Three positions available to perform work on federally funded projects on modeling stress-induced phase transformations, plasticity, and their interactions at nano-, micro-, and macroscales. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Howe Hall: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Emergency contact: Building supervisor Jim Benson, 515-294-4946