Author: John Burnett-Larkins

LAUNCH-UAS 2022 students with AstroCy

Summer of undergrad research underway in Aerospace Engineering with LAUNCH-UAS

The Department of Aerospace Engineering’s LAUNCH-UAS undergraduate research program has initiated its takeoff for 2022. Eight students from around the nation are making Iowa State University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) their summer home for the ten-week program. Organized by AerE associate professors Benjamin Ahn and Thomas Ward, the Launching Aerospace’s Underrepresented Students … Continue reading Summer of undergrad research underway in Aerospace Engineering with LAUNCH-UAS

Clayton Anderson with SR-71 in SAC museum lobby

AerE faculty member, alum, astronaut Clayton Anderson named President/CEO of SAC Aerospace Museum

Iowa State’s own astronaut-in-residence, who made a name for himself orbiting the Earth, is now launching a new chapter on the terra firma of his native Nebraska. Clayton Anderson, professor of practice in ISU’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, has become the President and CEO of the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska. … Continue reading AerE faculty member, alum, astronaut Clayton Anderson named President/CEO of SAC Aerospace Museum

Ten years of student innovation: It’s an M:2:I anniversary

Over the last ten years more than 1,000 students have taken part in the free-flow of design creativity that introduces some of the complexity of systems and the concept of design optimization – skills they will carry forth throughout their careers. In the words of M:2:I director Matthew Nelson, “Students have the opportunity to build, … Continue reading Ten years of student innovation: It’s an M:2:I anniversary

Abdelkhalik, Holland receive faculty promotions

Abdelkhalik joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering faculty in 2018 as an associate professor. Prior to coming to Iowa State he was an associate professor at Michigan Technological University. Abdelkhalik received a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University and received his B.S. and M.S. at University of Cairo, Egypt. He is the author … Continue reading Abdelkhalik, Holland receive faculty promotions

Faculty feature: Kristin-Yvonne Rozier advances research – and individuals

Rozier spent 14 years as a research scientist at NASA, holding civil service positions at NASA Ames Research Center (2008-2014) and NASA Langley Research Center (2001-2008). During her tenure at NASA, she contributed research to the Aeroacoustics, and Safety-Critical Avionics groups at NASA Langley and to the Robust Software Engineering, and Discovery and Systems Health … Continue reading Faculty feature: Kristin-Yvonne Rozier advances research – and individuals

Nine seniors receive department awards; Tyler Coscalho Cox honored by college

Both Academic Excellence and Overall Achievement department awards were conferred during the department’s Pre-Commencement Reception May 14. Academic Excellence Awards Tyler Cascalho Cox was a double major in aerospace engineering and physics. He took part in internships at the University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering Department in addition to Collins Aerospace and at NASA’s Goddard Space … Continue reading Nine seniors receive department awards; Tyler Coscalho Cox honored by college

NASA International Space Station manager Montalbano newest member of AerE Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Department of Aerospace Engineering alumnus Joel Montalbano, manager of NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) program, was inducted into the department’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni during a banquet in his honor April 21. Montalbano spent the day in the department meeting with faculty and the department’s Industrial Advisory Council. He also toured department facilities, provided a … Continue reading NASA International Space Station manager Montalbano newest member of AerE Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Spaceflight Operations Workshop student activity photo

Apply now for Spaceflight Operations Workshop™ ! Do you have what it takes?

If “What I Did This Summer” essays were still a thing in school, the Department of Aerospace Engineering Spaceflight Operations Workshop™ would offer some great inspiration. And while those selected for this year’s edition may or may not be writing essays about it later, it will give them something even more valuable: a new way … Continue reading Apply now for Spaceflight Operations Workshop™ ! Do you have what it takes?

Generous gift from alumna allows new scholarship, lab improvement

Laura Seidensticker, a 1989 graduate of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, says she feels “it is important to give back to the organizations that have impacted my life.” She is doing just that, with a generous donation in support of an Aerospace Engineering undergraduate scholarship and funding for updating the department’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. The … Continue reading Generous gift from alumna allows new scholarship, lab improvement

Aerospace Engineering Hours

Howe Hall building open hours (link)

Main office summer hours (through August 12): 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

July 4 – University holiday, all offices closed

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.

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

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