Aerospace engineering students at Purdue University are teaming with local second-graders to find out if fireflies can light up in space.
The collaborative experiment emerged from a question about fireflies brought up in Maggie Samudio's second-grade class at Cumberland Grade School in West Lafayette. She emailed the question to Steven Collicott, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Purdue University has created a new lyophilization consortium, LyoHUB, to improve freeze-drying technology to make food, pharmaceuticals and biotech products safer and more affordable.
The Pentagon has named C. Douglas Ebersole as the new civilian leader of Air Force Research Laboratory.
AAE Associate Professor Wenbin Yu and his students recently discovered the Mechanics of Structures Genome as a new approach to modeling composite structures and materials.
US News & World Report published their annual rankings of undergraduate programs. The College of Engineering maintained its #9 ranking, and the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics have moved up in the rankings this year to the fourth spot.
AAE Professor of Practice, Daniel Dumbacher named Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
AnalySwift LLC, a commercial software provider, has launched SwiftComp, technology that provides efficient, high-fidelity modeling of composites and reduces analysis times without a loss of accuracy, while capturing details of composites that were unreachable using traditional methods. The company licensed the technology, which was developed by Wenbin Yu, associate professor in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Dr. Ellen Ochoa, director of Johnson Space Center, has named Mark S. Geyer as deputy director of the center. Geyer will transitioned to the position in mid-September.
AAE Professor and Head of School, Tom Shih, was recently awarded teh 2015 Energy Systems Award by the AIAA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
AAE Professor of Practice, Daniel Dumbacher Receives Alumni of Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Alumni Association.
AAE PhD Candidate, Anthony Cofer, with Co-Pi's, Professors Alina Alexeenko and Stephen Heister's project was selected to collaborate with NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology Program within the Space Technology Mission Directorate.
AAE Zucrow Alumni swept the AIAA Liquid Propulsion Technical Committee Awards this year at the 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference.
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Professor Emeritus Terrence Weisshaar has received the 2014 NATO Science and Technology Scientific Achievement Award for his contribution to AVT-174 on Qualification and Structural Design Guidelines for Military UAVs.