Aerospace Engineering at Penn State
Aerospace engineers develop leading-edge technology and integrate it into high-performance aircraft and spacecraft systems. Graduates find employment in a wide range of manufacturing, service and software companies, governmental organizations and research laboratories. With solid grounding in aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, controls, and information technology, aerospace engineering graduates also have the broad, multi-disciplinary understanding needed to play an important role as architects and integrators of increasingly sophisticated vehicle systems.
Prof. Mark Maughmer
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- We congratulate Prof. Mark Maughmer on being selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Piper General Aviation Award for 2014. The award is presented for outstanding contributions leading to the advancement of general aviation. The citation reads: “For contributions to winglet designs on race sailplanes, an advance that promoted the broader acceptance and diffusion of winglet technology in the general aviation community.”
Programming autonomous vehicles to fly like birds
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Jack Langelaan's lab in the basement of Hammond Building is a model airplane builder's dream. In one room, graduate students Nathan Depenbusch and John Bird test algorithms on commercial flight simulators: Pilot's eye views of checkered green landscapes roll past on banked computer screens. In the other room, a half dozen small planes and a couple of tiny helicopters sit waiting in various stages of deconstruction.
Dr. Kevin Kenzie
General Electric Power
Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 2014
219 Hammond Building
Air Force partnership recruits students to work in satellite operations center
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State and the U.S. Air Force are offering select students an opportunity to earn their graduate degrees while gaining hands-on experience working in the Swift satellite Mission Operations Center. New York native Heather Nelson is the second student to participate in the Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities Program, which is allowing her to earn her master's degree in aerospace engineering at Penn State while gaining hands-on experience .