M:2:I launches tenth anniversary year with busy information session

The tenth year of the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Make to Innovate (M:2:I) program officially got underway with its kickoff event August 25.

More than 130 undergraduate students were on hand in the Howe Hall atrium to learn about the 2021-22 edition of the Boeing-sponsored, student project-centered program. M:2:I touts teamwork in the planning, design and execution of 14 varied projects.

Development of a satellite that will be launched aboard a NASA rocket; design of a payload-carrying rocket; a lunar roving vehicle; gravity-challenging devices tested underwater; unmanned aerial vehicles for space exploration; a high-altitude balloon, and more await student scientists. Many of the projects will be entered in national-level competitions.

The M:2:I program offers course credit and is open to all Iowa State University undergraduates. Students unable to attend the kickoff event but who would still like to learn about the program should contact Christine Nelson cnnelson@iastate.edu and Matthew Nelson mnelson@iastate.edu. The course may be added in AccessPlus through Friday, August 27. The final deadline to register is September 3.

See the M:2:I web site.

Look for more photos from the event on the Facebook pages of M:2:I and the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

Howe Hall building open hours

Aerospace Engineering main office (1200 Howe) hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Advising Offices: The offices (2620 Howe) are open for both virtual and in-person appointments. Students can schedule an advising appointment through the Navigate Student app. Masks are encouraged for in-person appointments.

Howe Hall emergency contact: Jim Benson, Building Supervisor, 515-294-4946