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Diwakar Naragani has been awarded the best poster prize at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the Frontiers in Physical Metallurgy. The conference was held July 19-24, 2015 at the University of New England. One of the cornerstones of the GRC is fostering advancement within the younger generation of scientists and engineers, which culminates in the student poster presentations.
Dean Leah Jamieson
Leah Jamieson, Purdue University’s John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, will travel to the White House on Thursday (July 9, 2015) for a roundtable discussion on ways to increase the involvement of women and girls, as well as other underrepresented groups, in STEM fields of study.
Prof. Dumbacher
School of AAE Professor Daniel Dumbacher, former NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, and Dr. Michael Griffin, former NASA Administrator (2005-2009) under President George W. Bush, discussed the "powerful new launcher," the Space Launch System (SLS) in a recent guest column.
Jane Kinney
School of AAE Alumna Jane Kinney (BSAAE'11) was named as the new Assistant Director by Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) on June 25, 2015. Kinney's appointment follows the departure earlier this month of AAE alumna Sirisha Bandla (BSAAE'11) who left CSF for a new position in the commercial space industry.
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Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Research Symposium Series Winners. This year's Research Symposium Series had seven seminars and fourteen presentations.
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.