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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.
Dr. Elnashai named
new dean of
College of Engineering
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State announced today that Amr Salah Elnashai will serve as the new dean in the College of Engineering, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees at the Nov. 22 meeting.
Elnashai, currently the head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Elnashai will begin Jan. 13 at Penn State.
Aerospace engineering student Rocco wins Aviation Week's Twenty20 Award
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State aerospace engineering student Edward Thomas Rocco has been named a winner of Aviation Week's Twenty20 Award.
The Twenty20s Award is a partnership between Aviation Week magazine and Raytheon to recognize 20 top engineering, math, science and technology students. The program is designed to connect the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established leaders who have created many "firsts" driving innovation in the 21st century.
Dr. Jose Palacios joins the Aerospace Department Faculty
The Department is delighted to announce that Dr. Jose Palacios is joining our faculty as a new assistant professor. Dr. Palacios is a gifted experimentalist and inspiring instructor with an eye for challenging, real-world aerospace engineering problems.
Dr. Palacios earned three degrees in aerospace engineering from Penn State, most recently the Ph.D. in 2008. Since that time he has worked as a post-doctoral fellow, designing, constructing and using an icing rotor stand. Initially developed to evaluate ultrasonic ice protection technology for helicopters, Dr. Palacios has exploited this unique experimental facility as proposing co-PI to secure support for research in fundamental ice accretion physics, ice-protective coatings, and model validation. He has also obtained support for wind-tunnel and centrifugal testing of active rotor devices such as micro trailing edge effectors. This research has been supported by ONR, NASA, the Vertical Lift Consortium, Boeing, and General Electric. Dr. Palacios received the Bagnoud Award from the American Helicopter Society for outstanding technical contributions by a member under the age of 35. He was also a member of Penn State’s national champion gymnastics team in 2000, and captain in his senior year.
Cerebrospinal Fluid and Brain Tissue Segmentation in Hydrocephalic Patients via Three Dimensional Level Set Method
Master of Science Seminar
Dr. Jacob Langelaan, Advisor
Thursday, December 12, 2013
228 Hammond Building
2Lt. Christopher L. Hassa, USAF
Master of Science Seminar
Advisors: David B. Spencer and Sven G. Bilen
Friday, December 13, 2013
12:00 - noon
Presentation will be at the Swift MOC.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, directions will be provided, space is limited, dessert provided.
Roaring to the moon, Lunar Lion pays launch reservation fee
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Lunar Lion, a moon lander designed and built by the Penn State Lunar Lion team, the only university-led team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, will be sent into space as part of a multiple spacecraft effort coordinated by a new player in the space industry, Team Phoenicia LLC, of Menlo Park, Calif.