Huge turnout for M:2:I program kickoff

Students at sessionA large number of students filled up seats in the Howe Hall atrium for the M:2:I (make to Innovate) program kickoff event August 21. Matthew Nelson, program coordinator, led the event, which informed students of how the program is organized, goals, policies, and how to register.

Sponsored by Boeing, the program engages undergraduate students through hands-on projects to augment their understanding of engineering fundamentals. The program is open to engineering students outside of Aerospace Engineering, with students from Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering typically taking part.Anyone not able to attend but still interested in being part of the program can learn more at

More photos are available on the Department of Aerospace Engineering Facebook page at


Post-Doctoral Position

Post-Doctoral Position in Experimental Phase Transitions and Plasticity Under High Pressure

Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available starting Summer/Fall 2019 to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical / computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Summer hours, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • 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