Penn State named top talent supplier by aerospace and defense firms

For the fourth time in six years, Penn State topped the list of preferred suppliers of engineering talent to the aerospace and defense industry, according to the Aviation Week 2016 Workforce Study.

Department welcomes new faculty member

The Department of Aerospace Engineering is excited and proud to welcome Alan R. Wagner as its newest faculty member.

Morris named interim head of aerospace engineering

Philip J. Morris, Boeing/A.D. Welliver Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State, has been appointed interim head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, effective immediately.

Seven engineering students receive Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships

American Helicopter Society International recently awarded Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships to seven Penn State aerospace engineering students.

Graduate student leads team to victory in aerospace engineering design contest

Penn State graduate student Davide Conte recently led a team of international graduate students to a sweep at the 2016 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Forum in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Cleared for takeoff: University use of unmanned air vehicles resumes

Unmanned air vehicles are flying again at Penn State for research, teaching, and public service under the auspices of the Office for Research Protections.

Penn State students get second win(d) in Collegiate Wind Competition 2016

The Penn State Wind Energy Club was the overall winner and claimed first place in the Business Plan and Turbine Testing contests at the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 in New Orleans.

Aerospace doctoral candidate named top-5 winner in research pitch competition

Graduate student Jessica Morgan was recently named a top-5 winner at the 2nd annual Millennium Café Pitch Competition held at the Millenium Science Complex on May 17.

Aerospace engineering alumnus receives Navy's Lead Tester Award

Tom Briggs, a 1990 aerospace engineering graduate, won the 2015 Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation Award for Lead Tester.

Yamamoto receives ONR grant for scalable manufacturing of polymer nanocomposites

Namiko Yamamoto, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, was recently awarded $376,599 through the Office of Naval Research Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology program for her research proposal titled "1D-Patterned Nanocomposites Structured Using Oscillating Magnetic Fields."

Daniel Streeter named Penn State College of Engineering student marshal

Daniel R. Streeter has been selected as the student marshal for the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6.

Heller earns engineering alumni society's Staff Innovation Award

Austin (Kirk) Heller, systems administrator in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named recipient of the 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Staff Innovation Award.

Matt Shaw named student marshal for spring 2016 commencement

Matthew J. Shaw will be the student marshal for the aerospace engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6.

Aerospace Engineering graduate students take home honors at 2016 CERS

Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduate students Philip B. Mainwaring and Jason Reiter took home first and second place in the Afternoon Paper/Oral Presentations category at the 13th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS).

Aerospace Alum to speak at Penn State Brandywine commencement

Mike Arata, Penn State alumnus, director of engineering at United Airlines, and Penn State Brandywine advisory board member, will be the speaker at Penn State Brandywine’s fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, in the Commons Building Gymnasium on campus.

Aerospace Alum to participate in coin toss in Saturday's game against Army

Guion S. Bluford will represent Penn State in Saturday's Penn State-Army football game coin toss.

Penn State among top schools for aerospace and defense in Aviation Week 2015 Workforce Study

Aviation Week & Space Technology recently released the results of its 2015 Workforce Study and Penn State is the only university to appear in the top five in all three categories under "Top Schools for Aerospace and Defense."



The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked 14th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569