Search All News:


Aerospace engineering's Melton elected to International Academy of Astronautics


Robert Melton, professor of aerospace engineering, has been elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

Aerospace engineering department welcomes new faculty member


The Department of Aerospace Engineering is proud to welcome Xin Ning as its newest faculty member.

Aerospace engineering graduate student recognized for academic excellence


Keerti Prakash, an aerospace engineering Ph.D. candidate, was recently awarded several scholarships from the College of Engineering for academic excellence.

Wagner to explore impact of social robots/artificial intelligence used in higher education


Through a recently awarded fellowship from Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology, Alan Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will develop an experimental framework, using immersive social spaces, to investigate how social, artificially intelligent robots in higher education can foster and enforce ethical behavior and academic integrity with students.

Engineering students receive Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships


The Vertical Flight Society recently awarded Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships to three Penn State engineering students.

Spencer honored by International Astronautical Federation


David B. Spencer, professor of aerospace engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2018 International Astronautical Federation Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal.

Penn State's Blue Sparrow team named Phase I winner of GoFly Prize


A team of Penn State Aerospace Engineering faculty and students is one step closer to making electric-powered human flight a reality after winning a Phase I award for the GoFly Prize, a worldwide competition to build the world's first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere.

Aerospace engineering graduating seniors honored for academic excellence and service


Four aerospace engineering graduating seniors were honored at the Penn State Aerospace Engineering Spring 2018 Graduation Reception fo

Aerospace engineering graduate students win awards at CERS 2018


Aerospace engineering Ph.D. candidates Ethan Corle and Scott Hromisin won first prize and third prize, respectively, in the Art in Science competition at the 15th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium held April 10 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Penn State places in top 10 of 2018 AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition


A team of aerospace engineering undergraduate students recently placed 10th out of 77 teams in the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design/Build/Fly competition.

Axten receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


Rachel Axten, an aerospace engineering undergraduate student who will receive her bachelor of science degree in May, has been selected for a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Cruz named aerospace engineering student marshal for spring 2018 commencement


Arthur Melo Cruz has been selected as the student marshal for the aerospace engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 4.

Braun named 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus


Bobby Braun ('87 AERSP), Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named a 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the Penn State College of Engineering.

Search All News:




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