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Aerospace engineering air traffic research project featured

Two Department of Aerospace Engineering professors have had their research featured on the Iowa State University web site home page. “Flight path to adventure” highlights the work of assistant professor Peng Wei and assistant professor Kristin Yvonne Rozier in developing a software prototype for the Federal Aviation Administration to manage low-altitude air traffic in the … Continue reading Aerospace engineering air traffic research project featured

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Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Valery Levitas has been named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, one of the highest honors for faculty in the College of Engineering. The title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor honors exemplary performance in research and/or creative activities as reflected by a … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering’s Valery Levitas named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

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Honors and recognition in AerE Pre-Commencement Reception

Department of Aerospace Engineering graduates gathered with family, friends, faculty and staff to celebrate their achievement in the department’s traditional pre-commencement reception the morning of May 5. A breakfast social hour kicked off the program, followed by a formal ceremony to recognize graduates. That included honoring the department’s Outstanding Seniors: Nathan Chapdelaine, Adam Gjersvik, Amanda … Continue reading Honors and recognition in AerE Pre-Commencement Reception

Student teams show their design, business skills in Boeing Capstone Project

Nine months of “real world” aircraft planning, designing and execution by undergraduate students culminated recently in the Department of Aerospace Engineering’s Howe Hall atrium in the annual Boeing Senior Capstone Project. Two teams of students from Iowa State and North Carolina A&T State University demonstrated the design and capabilities of custom-built vertical takeoff and landing … Continue reading Student teams show their design, business skills in Boeing Capstone Project

Paul Durbin awarded $1 million grant to study wall-bounded turbulence for U.S. Navy

Iowa State University aerospace engineering professor Paul Durbin will lead a $1,000,000 grant from the Department of Defense – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to study wall-bounded turbulence.  As Navy ships cruise through the water at 40 knots, even small objects along the hull such as barnacles, sand, and rivets can create turbulence that will affect … Continue reading Paul Durbin awarded $1 million grant to study wall-bounded turbulence for U.S. Navy

Iowa State Aerospace Engineering to lead $1 million NSF Grant

Iowa State University aerospace engineering assistant professors Peng Wei and Kristin Yvonne Rozier will lead a $1,000,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, creating a system to manage and monitor low-altitude air traffic. Around the campus of Iowa State University, the sky can be bustling with helicopters, crop dusters, recreation planes, and personal unmanned aerial … Continue reading Iowa State Aerospace Engineering to lead $1 million NSF Grant

FAA convenes outreach meeting at Iowa State

The Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted the Iowa Congressional Outreach for the Central Region of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the FAA presented reports to airport directors, aviation professionals, and congressional staffers on FAA activity and regulations in Iowa throughout the past year. The meeting also touched on future developments for … Continue reading FAA convenes outreach meeting at Iowa State

Christina Bloebaum named interim department chair

College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala has named Christina Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering, interim chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Bloebaum will succeed Rich Wlezien on August 1, 2017. Wlezien accepted a position as Vice Provost and Dean of Engineering and Computing at Missouri S&T. Bloebaum, who has been … Continue reading Christina Bloebaum named interim department chair

MAVRIC takes on University Rover Challenge

The MAVRIC team competed in the 2017 University Rover Challenge held in Hanksville, Utah and organized by the Mars Society. The competition, which took place from June 1-3, featured a record 82 teams from across the world.   Based on a video submission and report, the URC trims the field to 36 teams that are then invited … Continue reading MAVRIC takes on University Rover Challenge

AerE graduates receive surprise visit from Dennis Muilenburg

Graduating aerospace engineering students were honored at a reception on Saturday morning. The students enjoyed breakfast with their families and professors before a ceremony in Hoover Hall to recognize the graduates as well as several exceptional honorees. The reception featured a surprise visit from aerospace engineering alum Dennis Muilenburg ’86 who is this year’s commencement … Continue reading AerE graduates receive surprise visit from Dennis Muilenburg

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Department of Aerospace Engineering Summer Hours

May 7 – August 13, 2018

  • Office hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Howe Hall hours: 6 a.m.-midnight, Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-midnight Sunday

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