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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.
Aerospace's Emily Wolf honored with Achieving Women Award
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Emily Wolf, an aerospace engineering senior, was named the undergraduate student recipient of the 2013 Commission for Women (CFW) Achieving Women Award on April 26. One of her nominators said, "Emily has tirelessly demonstrated extraordinary leadership, dynamic public service and dedicated citizenship in her selfless pursuit to attract and retain women in non-traditional STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] professions."
Lunar Lion offers students diverse research experiences in space competition
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —Kara Morgan, a Penn State freshman majoring in aerospace engineering, examined a 3-D printed model of the Lunar Lion spacecraft during a team meeting. Morgan is part of a team of students from a variety of majors who are combining their disciplines and expertise in a global race to land and operate a robotic spacecraft on the Moon by 2015.