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Samantha Alberts
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics graduate student Samantha Alberts has been chosen as the 2015-2017 Student Liaison for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Board of Directors. Created in 2004, the Student Liaison position is designed to provide the Board of Directors with a direct link to student members as well as utilize insight from a student perspective.
Dr. Thomas J. Eller
The United States Air Force Academy and the Association of Graduates (AOG) announced the winners of the Distinguished Graduate Award for 2014. Recipients include Dr. Thomas J. Eller, who received his M.S. in 1969 from Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Eller graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1961, and spent 20 years in the Air Force, serving as a pilot and faculty member at the Academy. He is the recipient of numerous medals and commendations, including twice receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).
Sayan Biswas
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Ph.D. student Sayan Biswas has been awarded a 2015 Summer Research Grant.
Stephen Whitnah
The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has announced the 2015 recipients of the Rogers Award. This year's recipients are Stephen Whitnah and Emily Zimovan.
Dr. Steven Collicott
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected seven space technology payloads for flights on commercial, parabolic or suborbital launch vehicles to demonstrate new space technologies. Dr. Steven Collicott, School of AAE, had two payloads chosen for flight on parabolic aircraft.
Michael Grant
Congratulations to Professor Michael Grant who has been selected to receive the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Elmer F. Bruhn Award for 2015.
Natalie_Smith
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Ph.D.student Natalie Smith received the Outstanding Research Award at the Graduate Student Research, Teaching, and Service Awards Program on April 15, 2015.
Purdue School of AAE's unique undergraduate class, AAE 418 "Zero-gravity Flight Experiment," has been selected by NASA as part of a nationwide competition to develop and test a prototype asteroid chipping tool.