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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.
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Maughmer for recieving the John Leland Atwood Award (2013)
The Atwood Award given by the ASEE Aerospace Division and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, recognizes the accomplishments of a superior aerospace engineering educator and his contributions to the profession and a demonstration of improvements of lasting influence to aerospace engineering education.
AIAA Congratulates Aerojet’s Dr. Brian Pomeroy
The AIAA Member Spotlight for the month of June 2013, shines on Dr. Brian Pomeroy, Combustion Analyst, at Aerojet. Brian has been an AIAA member since 2002. At Aerojet, Brian is responsible for assisting in liquid rocket engine combustion tests and performance analysis.
“One my favorite projects, was during my time at Penn State as an undergraduate student (2006). Penn State teamed up with NASA Wallops Flight Facility and we designed, built, and analyzed the data from a Terrier-Orion sounding rocket launch. The program was done in conjunction with students from three universities in Norway and ultimately culminated with a launch from Andøya Rocket Range located in Andesnes, Norway. This project allowed me to use the engineering skills I was learning in the classroom and actually use them to design and build the structure and other mechanical components.”
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.