Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Aerospace Engineering, in connection with the Iowa State University College of Engineering, is dedicated to producing the very best leaders in students, faculty and staff. In thought and action, in policy and practice, and in all aspects of our academic enterprise, we strive to recognize the value of individuality and uniqueness. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, access and academic success. Iowa State University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

Learn more about diversity and inclusion in the College of Engineering here.

A six-year study by Iowa State University researchers (released June, 2018) has revealed what is called “rampant” racism against African-American male students in higher education — especially in STEM education. View a TV news report about the findings.

NextProf LogoBe part of NextProf Nexus 2018. Developed by expert faculty, Michigan Engineering’s annual NextProf workshops have established a reputation as preeminent events in a nationwide effort to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders. Learn more and register (deadline is approaching) here.

Zonta Intl LogoAerE faculty members: You are encouraged to nominate your female Ph.D. students for a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship. Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree, who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering, are eligible. More information here.



Positions Available

Three Ph.D. positions, Engineering Mechanics program in mechanics and materials, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Valery Levitas group

Three positions available to perform work on federally funded projects on modeling stress-induced phase transformations, plasticity, and their interactions at nano-, micro-, and macroscales. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Spring Break office hours, March 18-22: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Howe Hall: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Emergency contact: Building supervisor Jim Benson, 515-294-4946