School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University


College of Engineering
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Purdue Space Day
Congratulations to Purdue Space Day for receiving Purdue University's Outstanding Program Award at a banquet on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Janice Voss
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A dedication ceremony is planned April 18 for Visiting Our Solar System, a $1.5 million student-led interactive exhibit that puts the size of space in perspective and celebrates the contributions of alumna and NASA astronaut Janice Voss (BSE Sc'75; DEA'12).
Purdue University's Board of Trustees on Friday (April 10) approved faculty promotions. Promotions include Assistant Professors Karen Marais and Dengfeng Sun were promoted to associate professor with tenure; Associate Professor Dan DeLaurentis was promoted to full professor; Associate Professor Alina Alexeenko was selected to win one of this year's University Faculty Scholar Award.
Devendra Verma
Purdue's College of Engineering has awarded an Outstanding Service Scholarship to School of AAE Ph.D. student Devendra Verma.
Emily Zimovan
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics student Kevin Vuong has been awarded the Charles C. Chappelle Graduate Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year. The Chappelle Fellowship is a highly competitive and prestigious award which encourages Purdue alumni to pursue graduate research at Purdue.
Dr. Michael Sangid
Dr. Michael Sangid, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics faculty member, has been selected for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Orr Early Career Award. This honor comes in recognition of Dr. Sangid's seminal contributions to the area of experimental and computational fatigue, fracture, and creep.
Cesare Guariniello Team
A School of Aeronautics and Astronautics team has received an award for best student poster at the 16th Annual Purdue CERIAS (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security) Information Security Symposium. The team was led by Cesare Guariniello, Ph.D. candidate; co-authors include Ph.D. candidates Zhemei Fang and Payuna Uday. Cesare and Zhemei are students of Dr. Dan DeLaurentis and Payuna is a student of Dr. Karen Marais.
Earhart Crater
Purdue scientists have discovered a large, previously unknown lunar nearside crater revealed as part of NASA's Discovery Program, the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Gradiometry. The team includes two professors and four students: Rohan Sood and Loic Chappaz are Ph.D. students under Professor Kathleen Howell in the School of AAE. Dave Blair is a Ph.D. student in EAPS; Colleen Milbury is a Post-doc in EAPS and they are working with Prof. Jay Melosh (EAPS and courtesy Prof. in AAE).