Alumnus Bob Truitt (BSAAE '62) and his wife Patti (MAHSSE '63) have made the initial commitment to Pave the Way, a new philanthropic component to Purdue University's Back a Boiler income share agreement initiative.
Purdue Hyperloop will spend the Spring semester refining its pod, in preparation for a second competition this summer. The team made a solid showing at the first Hyperloop competition hosted by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, CA.
Kathleen C. Howell, Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and associate dean for engineering at Purdue University, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional honors for an engineer.
AAE Assistant Prof. Michael Grant has been selected as the College of Engineering’s nominee for Purdue’s Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award, which honors assistant professors with two or more years of service who have established an early record of exceptional teaching.
Purdue University’s Hyperloop team is preparing for a SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The team’s Hyperloop pod will compete at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, against mostly student-led teams from universities in the U.S. and other countries.
Three AAE students are recipients of Aviation Week’s prestigious "20 Twenties" award for 2017. Geoffrey Andrews, Julia Crowley Farenga, and Emily Zimovan were chosen based on exceptional academic performance, communication skills, and contributions to the broader community.
AAE Assistant Professor Michael Grant is the winner of the prestigious 2016 W.A. Gustafson Award for Outstanding Teaching. The recipient of this award is selected by the juniors and seniors of the AAE student body.
A startup with Purdue AAE ties plans to use 3-D printers as well as other additive manufacturing processes to make future rocket engines that show promise in being faster and less expensive to produce than traditional methods.
Purdue University is leading part of a national effort to reduce vehicle fuel consumption by 20 percent through automated systems that interconnect cars and trucks and the transportation infrastructure using sensors and online cloud technology. AAE professors Daniel DeLaurentis and Shaoshuai Mou are part of the Purdue team.
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday, Dec. 16th, approved the head of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics to a named department head position. Dr. Tom Shih was ratified as the J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.