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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

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?

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!

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

Aerospace Engineering Hours

Howe Hall building open hours (link)

Main office summer hours (through August 12): 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.

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