Aerospace Engineering Seminars

Aerospace Engineering Seminars

The aerospace engineering department regularly invites alumni and experts from industry, academia, and government from around the world to speak to our students and faculty about the latest advancements in the aerospace industry and related areas.

Fall 2018 AERSP 590 Seminar Schedule:

Please note: All AERSP 590 seminars will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in 220 Hammond Building, unless otherwise noted.

September 19
  • Mitchell Walker, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • "Erosion Mechanisms in the Hall Effect Thruster"
September 26 October 3
  • Robert Skelton, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
October 10
  • James Cutler, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
October 17
  • TBD
October 24
  • Richard Vaia, Functional Materials Division, US Air Force Research Laboratory
October 31
  • TBD
November 7
  • Roger Myers
November 14
  • Mark Costello, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
November 21
  • Thanksgiving Break--no seminar
November 28
  • TBD
December 5
  • Mason Peck, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engieering, Cornell University


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. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th 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