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.

Join WE 19, the World’s Largest Conference for Women Engineers!

Apply to be part of the Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) program at WE19 in Anaheim, CA on November 6-7. Through an ASSIST Travel Grant, SWE (Society of Women Engineers) will cover flight and hotel expenses and provide a daily per diem of $64 towards additional expenditures. If awarded a travel stipend, recipients must book their travel and hotel through SWE to ensure costs are kept to a minimum. If an ASSIST Travel Grant is awarded, recipients are responsible for attending the entire program for which the grant is intended and complete all pre and post survey evaluations. Click here for more information about ALWE and to see the agenda for the 2019 program.


Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2019. Learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and the application process here. You may also send an email to learning@swe.org.

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.



Aerospace Engineering Hours

Howe Hall building open hours

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