To infinity ... and beyond
In 1983, Penn State alumnus Guion S. "Guy" Bluford became the first African-American astronaut to go to space, as a member of the crew aboard the third flight of the space shuttle Challenger.
Creed Reilly is currently the president of Boulevard, a Penn State community service organization dedicated to providing a pathway for members to positively impact communities while making lasting friendships.
Doing it FTK 2017: Sohum Haribhakti
Aerospace engineering senior Sohum Haribhakti has been involved with THON since his freshman year and is continuing his fight for the kids.
Jason Cornelius, a senior in aerospace engineering, has been selected to participate in the Penn State College of Engineering Research Initiative program for spring 2017, where he will conduct studies on the computational fluid dynamics of a quadcopter.
Aerospace engineering researchers are going to new heights to improve the intelligence and autonomy of robotic aircraft to enable new science, military, and civil missions.
Distinguished Professor Lyle Long has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Software Engineering Award.
The Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence was awarded funding through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to support fundamental research and educational activities for students.
Time and (wind) energy well spent
Engineering Penn State sat down with Susan Stewart, senior research associate and associate professor of aerospace engineering, to shoot the breeze about her innovative and successful teaching methods for the online graduate certificate in Wind Energy.
Smith named AIAA Associate Fellow
Ed Smith, professor of aerospace engineering, has been named an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow.
Joe Horn, professor of aerospace engineering, has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2017 de Florez Award for Flight Simulation.
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.
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.
American Helicopter Society International recently awarded Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships to seven Penn State aerospace engineering students.
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.
Unmanned air vehicles are flying again at Penn State for research, teaching, and public service under the auspices of the Office for Research Protections.
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.
Graduate student Jessica Morgan was recently named a top-5 winner at the 2nd annual Millennium CafÃ© Pitch Competition held at the Millenium Science Complex on May 17.
Tom Briggs, a 1990 aerospace engineering graduate, won the 2015 Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation Award for Lead Tester.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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 Brandywineâ€™s fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, in the Commons Building Gymnasium on campus.
Guion S. Bluford will represent Penn State in Saturday's Penn State-Army football game coin toss.
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."