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Iowa Space Grant Consortium now taking applications for scholarship/fellowship programs

The application period is now open for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Undergraduate Merit Scholarship and Undergraduate Preservice Educator STEM Scholarship programs with the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC). A part of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, the ISGC strives to improve Iowa’s future in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education … Continue reading Iowa Space Grant Consortium now taking applications for scholarship/fellowship programs

Eilers’ CYtation Award nomination full of praise for his work in Aerospace Engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering academic adviser Brad Eilers has received a 2017 CYtation Award from the university’s Professional and Scientific Council (see a story summarizing all College of Engineering Professional and Scientific [P&S] employees who were awarded here). The CYtation award honors a P&S employee of Iowa State who has gone above and beyond the … Continue reading Eilers’ CYtation Award nomination full of praise for his work in Aerospace Engineering

AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

On Monday, the Department of Aerospace Engineering welcomed Major General Clinton Crosier ‘87 for a visit. Before Maj. Gen. Crosier delivered a speech titled, “National Defense and International Security,” at the Memorial Union, he stopped by Howe Hall to speak with students. Crosier is director of operational capability requirements and deputy chief of staff for … Continue reading AerE welcomes visit from alum, Major General Clinton Crosier

Aer E researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to analyze food, energy and water (FEW) interdependencies and create a simulator that will assist in better decision making with FEW systems. Led by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Interim Department Chair, Christina Bloebaum, researchers will examine how decisions made by … Continue reading Aer E researchers receive $2.4 million grant to improve decision making with food, energy and water systems

U.S. Air Force general and Aer E alumnus will speak on defense and security at ISU Oct. 9

This article was published on Iowa State University’s New Services website. Click here to read the full article. By Teddi Barron  AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State alum and U.S. Air Force general who develops and evaluates requirements for Air Force-wide modernization programs at the Pentagon will speak at Iowa State University. Maj. Gen. Clinton … Continue reading U.S. Air Force general and Aer E alumnus will speak on defense and security at ISU Oct. 9

Graduate student begins Pathways Internship at Air Force Research Laboratory

Andrew Thelen, a PhD student in aerospace Engineering, began a Pathways Internship this fall at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, just east of Dayton, Ohio. The AFRL leads the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for the U.S. air, space, and cyberspace forces. Andrew earned a B.S. in aerospace … Continue reading Graduate student begins Pathways Internship at Air Force Research Laboratory

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

Undeclared students visit aerospace engineering

Incoming undeclared engineering major’s visited the Department of Aerospace Engineering on Wednesday afternoon to get an idea of what life would be like as an AerE major. The students ran through a game of Paper Airplane Express, a team building exercise where students work as a team to assemble paper airplanes according to strict regulations. … Continue reading Undeclared students visit aerospace engineering

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May 7 – August 13, 2018

  • Office hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
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