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May 25, 2017

AAE graduate student part of FAA Center of Excellence Summer Experience

The Aviation Research Division of the Federal Aviation Administration has chosen Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE) graduate student Tejas Pant for its Center of Excellence Summer Experience program. Pant will work as full-time graduate researcher at the William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey over the summer.
May 24, 2017

AAE Prof. Wayne Chen receives HDR from Tampere University of Technology

AAE Prof. Wayne Chen has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Technology by Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland β€œin recognition of significant contributions to the research of the behaviour of high deformation rates in materials as well as long-standing collaboration in research and technological development in the field of materials science.”
May 24, 2017

Purdue Micro-g NExT team heads to Houston

Six AAE students have earned the opportunity to test their design skills at the NASA Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams program – Micro-g NExT – activity in Houston May 24-26, 2017. The Purdue team spent the past two semesters developing a tool to anchor an astronaut to the surface of an asteroid.
May 22, 2017

AAE Alumna Spotlight: Emily Terrell

Emily (Birkhauser) Terrell graduated with a BSAAE in 2000. After working for Boieng for a little more than a year, she decided to go to law school. Emily currently works as an attorney in Washington, D.C., representing companies in technology-related fields.
May 18, 2017

Benjamin Vernhes chosen for 2017 Herbert F. Rogers Award

Benjamin Vernhes is the recipient of the 2017 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.”
May 17, 2017

AAE Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Poggie quoted in Aviation Week article

Associate Professor Jonathan Poggie was recently quoted in an Aviation Week article about NASA's crowd source challenge to speed up the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code FUN3D. Poggie's current CFD research includes a project on the effect of facility noise on hypersonic laminar-turbulent transition and a project on understanding and controlling separation unsteadiness in supersonic turbulent flow.
May 11, 2017

AAE Prof. Vikas Tomar wins annual C. T. Sun Award

AAE Prof. Vikas Tomar was selected for the annual C. T. Sun School of Aeronautics & Astronautics Excellence in Research Award. The honor is presented to an individual or a team of faculty members in the Purdue University School of Aeronautics & Astronautics to recognize high quality contributions in science and engineering.
May 11, 2017

AAE Prof. Kathleen Howell wins 2017 Bruhn Award

AAE Professor Kathleen has been selected to receive the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Elmer F. Bruhn Award for 2017. The award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The winner is selected by the AAE undergraduate student body.
May 5, 2017

AAE alumna on Blue Origin team selected for Collier Trophy

AAE alumna Dr. Yen Matsutomi represented the Blue Origin New Shepard team at the competition for the 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The Blue Shepard won the award, which is presented annually by the National Aeronautic Association.
May 4, 2017

AAE project with West Lafayette students ready for lift-off

For more than two years, AAE students in Prof. Collicott's Zero-Gravity Flight Experiment class have helped West Lafayette second graders perfect an experiment testing whether the Say’s Firefly can glow in a zero-gravity environment. A rocket with the experiment is expected to launch later this year.
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