News, Research Updates and Features

November 10, 2017

Alumnus Profile: Jason Bowman

As we mark Veterans Day this weekend, AAE wants to extend our heartfelt thanks to all veterans and to those currently serving. We talked with AAE alumnus Jason Bowman about his military experiences and advice for current students.
November 6, 2017

Scholarship Recipient Profile: Hannah Mas

When Hannah Mas transferred to Purdue from a small community college in California, it was a big step forward toward achieving her dream of becoming an aerospace engineer. She’s well on her way already – as the first person in her family to attend college and as the winner of a John Gleiter Scholarship for Aero-Astro Engineering Perseverance.
November 2, 2017

Purdue hosts major composites conference

AAE Profs. Wenbin Yu, Byron Pipes and Johnathan Goodsell served as chairs as Purdue hosted the American Society for Composites (ASC) Annual Technical Conference Oct. 23-25. More than 400 people attended the event.
October 30, 2017

AAE graduate students key part of space leaders discussion

Purdue AAE enjoyed a strong presence in Australia as students and young professionals came together to focus on the next generation of space leaders. AAE PhD student Arnau Pons served as the Congress Manager of the Space Generation Congress (SGC) 2017, a three-day event held in September in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC).
October 29, 2017

AAE students explore gateways in space

Purdue AAE enjoyed a strong presence as aerospace experts came together to discuss exploration, security and commerce in space. AAE Prof. Daniel Dumbacher led a group of students in October as they attended the 10th annual Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
October 27, 2017

Boeing Distinguished Lecture: Darryl Davis

Can you imagine? That was the question presented by AAE alumnus Darryl Davis, president of Phantom Works for the Defense, Space and Security (BDS) business unit of The Boeing Company, for the 2017 William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture.
October 27, 2017

Purdue team wins big for space exploration proposal

The Purdue chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) received second place in a design contest. The team’s proposal, “The Hathor Excavator: A Mission Proposal for Asteroid Mining and the Launch System,” took second place in the AIAA Transportation Design Competition.
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