William A. Crossley, who joined aero faculty in 1995, has been named as the head of the School. He will assume the position of J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics on July 20.
Sydney Dolan, Ethan Plaehn and Stephen Scheuerle were recognized as outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
Jim Luckring (BSAAE ’73, MSAAE ’74) was awarded for “vision and leadership to advance theoretical, experimental, and computation aerodynamics for separated flows, numerical uncertainty quantification, and CFD validation,” according to NASA.
“I don’t think I would have been on that ship if Purdue hadn’t been in my background,” says Beth Moses (BSAAE ’92, MSAAE ’94) on her VSS Unity flight in February that reached space, “so it just seemed like I needed to honor that legacy.”
Wenbin Yu, a professor in AAE, was chosen for the University Faculty Scholars Program that recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.
AAE senior Alec McKeska was one of four Purdue students awarded The Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts for demonstrating excellence and the highest standards of proficiency in the visual or performing arts. Recipients receive $1,000 and a certificate.