Senior Nathaniel Thomas is an AAE Ambassador.
AAE Professor of Practice Dan Dumbacher spoke at the 54th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium March 8-10, 2016 in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Senior Amit Soni is an AAE Ambassador.
Adranos Energetics LLC claimed top prize in the Gold Division Purdue Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition, first in the University of Oregon's 25th New Venture Championship and first in the graduate division of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Global New Venture Competition, and was recently named a finalist in the California Dreamin' Entrepreneurship Competition. Brandon Terry (PhD AAE '15) is a co-founder of the startup.
AAE junior Kyle Nicholson is president of Purdue SEDS.
AAE PhD student Arjun Rao has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a 2016 PEGASAS Outstanding Student Researcher Award. He will be honored at the PEGASAS Annual Meeting on June 8th, 2016 at Iowa State University.
AAE graduate students Gayathri Shivkumar, Waterloo Tsutsui and Hao Wang each received the Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award at the 18th Annual Celebration of Graduate Teaching Excellence.
AAE senior Paul Witsberger is the recipient of the 2016 Herbert F. Rogers Award. The honor is given annually to a senior who is "deemed the most worthy and deserving as determined by her/his contributions to the growth of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics in fostering engineering as an academic discipline."
A team of 7 AAE students is one of four university teams selected as finalists in the NASA BIG Idea Challenge to design an inflatable that could deliver humans to Mars. Team members are students of AAE Assistant Professor Michael Grant and Visiting Professor Sarag Saikia.