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January 18, 2018

AAE In the News: Prof. Steven Schneider part of national research on hypersonic vehicles

Purdue is part of a team, funded with a $9.8 million, three-year contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory, for research and development in materials and structures for reusable hypersonic vehicles. Purdue will perform wind tunnel tests and associated computer modeling since the University operates a unique wind tunnel capable of running “quietly” while conducting experiments in airstreams traveling at Mach 6.
January 12, 2018

AAE alumnus receives special honors

Jim Luckring (BS ’73, MS ’74) has received the NATO Science and Technology Organization AVT Panel Excellence Award and delivered the named Lanchester Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.
January 12, 2018

AAE alumna becomes spacewalking expert

Allissa Battocletti (BSAAE ’11) is an engineer working at NASA, where her area of expertise is spacewalks. Before launching her career, she enjoyed being a member of the Purduettes.
December 19, 2017

AAE grad student explores life on Mars

Imagine working and living inside a simulated Mars colony for two weeks. If you're AAE PhD student Jennifer Pouplin (MS '16), that's a dream come true.
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