Aerospace Engineering in the News

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February 2019

First African-American in space inspires young engineers of color; Bluford speaks at PSU Harrisburg
Press & Journal, February 13

First African-American in space shows Penn State Harrisburg how to reach for stars, February 8

January 2019

Safety in Numbers: Mobile Robots Could Save Lives During Emergency Evacuations
ECN Magazine, January 18

October 2018

Penn State engineers to study use of beamed microwave energy to launch space vehicles
Evaluation Engineering, October 19

Launching Space Vehicles with Beamed Microwave Energy
ECN Magazine, October 19

On the Beam: Microwavable Rocketry to be Studied, October 19

August 2018

Celebrating Guy Bluford's Historic First Flight, August 30

June 2018

GoFly Prize unveils 10 winning designs in $2M contest for personal air vehicles
GeekWire, June 14

February 2018

Penn Staters to outer space: Lunar Lion team works toward moon landing
Daily Collegian, February 26

The challenges of life in space, February 20

January 2018

America’s future in outer space, January 30

Penn State’s Aerospace Engineers Help Develop A Drone For NASA Concept Mission
Onward State, January 29

Aerospace engineers developing drone for NASA concept mission to Titan, January 10

December 2017

AHS Remembers Barney McCormick, December 5

September 2017

Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm data, September 21

July 2017

Philadelphia Honors First African-American In Space Col. Guion Bluford
CBS Philadelphia, July 25

June 2017

Two startups win $10,000 in prizes at pitch competition
Penn State News, June 14

Area native working for NASA receives award, June 3

May 2017

Aerospace engineer to get tough on ceramics with Office of Naval Research grant, May 30

April 2017

Penn State-founded app to relaunch, offer users easier access to pick-up sports
Centre Daily Times, April 7

March 2017

Student-Athletes Garner 76 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Honors, March 30

February 2017

Black History Month: Facing the rising sun – Guion Bluford
Time Warner Cable News, February 9

December 2016

Latrobe native savors chance to serve at Pearl Harbor, December 6

November 2016

Student-run website “What’sPoppin” seeks to connect students with events
Daily Collegian, November 16

Retired aeronautics engineer now helps small Centre County businesses take off, November 5

October 2016

Penn State professors debate three different energy sources during campus energy debate
Daily Collegian, October 13

September 2016

Genest links space exploration funding with public interest
The Brown Daily Herald, September 14

July 2016

CU Boulder gets new engineering and applied science dean
Daily Camera CU News, July 21

Could vertical take-off electric planes replace cars in our cities?
The Guardian, July 20

June 2016

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School graduates Class 149
Naval Air Station Patuxent River Tester, June 30

How might drone racing drive innovation?
The Conversation, June 10

February 2016

African-Americans in Space
North Dallas Gazette, February 4

Penn State students building human-powered airplane
Daily Collegian, February 3

January 2016

Penn State student explores his passion for helicopters with NASA
Daily Collegian, January 22

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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

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569