Young Alumni Perspectives

The first few years out of school set the tone for our alumni’s careers. Some end up in places they had never expected, and some begin their careers working for companies they interned with as students. But all have a unique perspective and can offer insight to current and future aerospace engineering students. Read through a few our of students’ stories to get a glimpse at what it means to be a young alumni from the Aerospace Engineering Department at Iowa State University. If you are a recent graduate, we want to hear your story! Please contact communications specialist, Clay Paciorek (, for more information.

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