Author: John Burnett-Larkins

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

Ahn, Rozier become tenured faculty members

The department congratulates Benjamin Ahn and Kristin-Yvonne Rozier, who were promoted to tenured positions effective July 15, 2021. Benjamin Ahn was promoted to associate professor with tenure. Ahn specializes in developing engineering students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes through high-quality engineering education experiences. His research comprises three main streams: 1) how to prepare engineering students for … Continue reading Ahn, Rozier become tenured faculty members

Faculty Highlight: Ashraf Bastawros

T.A. Wilson Professor of Aerospace Engineering Ashraf Bastawros brings a research and teaching focus on aerospace structures and materials to the department, with specific emphasis on characterization of failure modes in advanced material systems, especially in micro and nano scales. His work incorporates identifying deformation mechanisms at the interface of different phases of composite materials. … Continue reading Faculty Highlight: Ashraf Bastawros

Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, department grad Kathleen Howell honored by AerE

Kathleen Howell (B.S. AerE ’73), a 2020 Iowa State University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, recently visited campus and the Department Aerospace Engineering, where she was honored in a reception. Due to the pandemic, the original award ceremony for Howell was postponed to the fall of 2021. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor for … Continue reading Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, department grad Kathleen Howell honored by AerE

AerE undergrad Pedro Salazar Garcia is honorable mention in USRA awards

Department of Aerospace Engineering junior Pedro Salazar Garcia received an honorable mention in the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) 2021 Distinguished Undergraduate Awards. The honorable mentions were selected from 96 applicants, from 48 universities, by a review panel consisting of faculty at USRA’s member institutions and recipients are noteworthy for their accomplishments and leadership. See … Continue reading AerE undergrad Pedro Salazar Garcia is honorable mention in USRA awards

Five seniors receive department accolades for fall 2021

Five graduating seniors have received Department of Aerospace Engineering honors with Academic Excellence and Overall Achievement Awards. They were recognized at the department’s Pre-Commencement Reception on graduation day, December 18. Academic Excellence Brandon Crow Brandon is a member of the Sigma Gamma Tau fraternity. He has been involved in numerous organizations and activities during his … Continue reading Five seniors receive department accolades for fall 2021

M:2:I demonstrations

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

M:2:I project photos with students

Be part of the Make to Innovate Fall Kickoff August 25!

M:2:I – Make to Innovate – the dynamic, hands-on planning and design program for undergraduates in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, will host the 2021-22 Fall Kickoff event Wednesday, August 25, 4 – 6 p.m. All Iowa State University undergrads are invited to investigate M:2:I. Sponsored by Boeing, it offers numerous teamwork opportunities to plan, … Continue reading Be part of the Make to Innovate Fall Kickoff August 25!

Aerospace Engineering Hours

Howe Hall building open hours

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

Dec. 20 – 23: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 23 – Jan. 2: Closed

Jan. 3 – 14: 7:30 a.m. – 4 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