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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!

Wind turbines with cold-looking sky

Study by AerE’s Hu confirms impact of ice on wind turbine blades

Wind turbines have become a staple of power generation. But ice accumulating on their blades during adverse winter weather can reduce their energy production by as much as 80%. That’s the finding of a new field study just released by Department of Aerospace Engineering Martin C. Jischke Professor Hui Hu. Read more about how Hu’s … Continue reading Study by AerE’s Hu confirms impact of ice on wind turbine blades

Aerospace Engineering’s Rozier receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference in Engineering Fellowship

One of only two Iowa State researchers named to honor It’s all about reliability and predictability of systems with Kristin-Yvonne Rozier’s Laboratory for Temporal Logic. Her work with advanced automated reasoning techniques – algorithms and tools that filter what we want vs. what we don’t want, that can apply to things like security systems and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Rozier receives Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference in Engineering Fellowship

Joel Montalbano and Intl Space Station

AerE alumnus Joel Montalbano named ISS program manager

Joel Montalbano, a 1988 graduate of Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named manager of NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) program. The appointment became effective June 29. “I am confident Joel’s leadership of this program will continue to expand the role of the space station as a national asset for exploration, science, and … Continue reading AerE alumnus Joel Montalbano named ISS program manager

Alric Rothmayer

Rothmayer named Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair

Alric Rothmayer has been named Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. His appointment begins March 1, 2020. “Alric has done an outstanding job in the role of interim chair, and we are pleased he will continue as department chair,” said W. Samuel Easterling, James … Continue reading Rothmayer named Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair

Apply now for 2020 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

Not every summer learning opportunity involves skydiving, scuba dive certification and wilderness expeditions. But those and many more are waiting with the 2020 Department of Aerospace Engineering Spaceflight Operations Workshop. Applications for the August 4-16 workshop are being accepted through 11:59 p.m. March 6, 2020. Undergraduate students from Iowa State and other institutions are all … Continue reading Apply now for 2020 Spaceflight Operations Workshop

David Voracek, Kim Pastega speaking

Alums discuss NASA, Boeing in UNICOM Talks

The Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed two of its alumni in the kickoff the new UNICOM Talks, sponsored by the department’s Make to Innovate student program. The presentations will bring industry professionals to Iowa State to discuss various topics, and are open to all at Iowa State and the public. David Voracek, who received a … Continue reading Alums discuss NASA, Boeing in UNICOM Talks

LAUNCH-UAS REU students enjoy summer of research

The Department of Aerospace Engineering has welcomed its inaugural class of the LAUNCH-UAS REU research program for undergraduates. The ten university students have come from all corners of the nation to spend their summer at Iowa State participating in research with Unmanned Aerial Systems. See some of the things they’ve been up to on the … Continue reading LAUNCH-UAS REU students enjoy summer of research

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