Category: Spring 2021 Newsletter

M:2:I program navigates pandemic, charts future growth in hands-on learning

As with many university programs, Make to Innovate (M:2:I) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has persevered through a challenging time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It forced a restructuring of how students are educated through the program’s hands-on learning. Despite the challenges, the students have been very active and engaged and that … Continue reading M:2:I program navigates pandemic, charts future growth in hands-on learning

Faculty, staff, students receive honors and awards

Abdelkhalik named AIAA associate fellow Department of Aerospace Engineering associate professor Ossama Abdelkhalik has become an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Read more.   ASME fellowship for Bastawros T.A. Wilson Professor of Aerospace Engineering Ashraf Bastawros has been named a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). An … Continue reading Faculty, staff, students receive honors and awards

Been there, done that – Gonzalez-Torres experience guides students to real-world thinking in astronautics

“What if this fails?” “What if that fails?” “Astronauts doing a hypothetical spacewalk on the moon have suffered a spacesuit malfunction. You have ten minutes to deploy a lunar rescue module that’s five miles away. Your job is to design a module that will effectively be able to respond and rescue them. How do you … Continue reading Been there, done that – Gonzalez-Torres experience guides students to real-world thinking in astronautics

On earth and high above it, Sheidaei research and teaching is influential

It’s all in the details, as they say. And in the case of research being conducted by Department of Aerospace Engineering assistant professor Azadeh Sheidaei, the details surround microscopic structure of materials and how they interact. Her work is at the interface of biomechanics, computational mechanics, computational statistics, scientific machine learning and engineering design. Microstructure … Continue reading On earth and high above it, Sheidaei research and teaching is influential

Aerospace Engineering faculty member R. Ganesh Rajagopalan passes away

The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) and Iowa State University College of Engineering are mourning the death of Professor R. Ganesh Rajagopalan, who passed away March 19. A highly regarded researcher, he was responsible for unique contributions to rotorcraft, wind energy systems, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He and his students have made significant and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering faculty member R. Ganesh Rajagopalan passes away

Spring 2021 Aerospace Engineering Senior Awards

Academic Excellence The Academic Excellence award is given to students in the department who have shown high academic achievement and hold a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Casey Bradt Gage Harris Overall Achievement The Overall Achievement Award is given to students who have a combination of high academic achievement, high professional achievement and high … Continue reading Spring 2021 Aerospace Engineering Senior Awards

Aerospace Engineering Hours

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Aerospace Engineering main office

Access is by appointment only. Call (515) 294-5666 or email aere-info@iastate.edu.

Advising Offices: The Aerospace Engineering advising offices are closed. Students should contact their advisers by email or click the “Schedule an Advising Appointment” button below.

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