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BAEM Pre-Commencement Reception 2016

A reception preceding the CSE Undergraduate Graduation Ceremonies will be held for all BAEM students graduating during the current academic year including Summer 2015 through Fall 2016. The AEM celebration will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016, in the Gary J. Balas Atrium of Akerman Hall, 110 Union St. SE, Minneapolis East Bank Campus. Directions and Parking information that you may wish to share with your family members can be found at: or

Doctoral Student, Jinah Jeun Receives Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Jinah Jeun Jinah Jeun, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in the AEM Department, has been awarded the 2016 Amelia Earhart Fellowship by Zonta International. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men. See more info.

MN Space Grant Consoritum Hosts Community College Quadcopter Challenge

Quadcopter On Friday evening, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, NASA's MN Space Grant Consortium (MnSGC), which is led from the AEM Department, hosted the 2015-2016 MnSGC Community College Quadcopter Challenge. Eight student teams from five community colleges participated. Each team built an ELEV-8 quadcopter (AKA a "drone" flying platform) from a kit, then creatively outfitted it to address a list of challenge goals. More info.

AEM Professor John Weyrauch is Recipient of 2016 IEEE Kershner Award

John Weyrauch Industrial Professor of Design, John Weyrauch was awarded the Kershner Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The prestigious award was presented at the PLANS 2016 conference, which took place April 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia. The Kershner Award has been presented by the PLANS Executive Committee since 1986, and is awarded every two years. The purpose is "to recognize individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the technology of navigation and position equipment, systems, or practices." See the story.

Alec Petersen Receives 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Alec Petersen

Alec Petersen, a graduate student in the AEM Department, has been named as a recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF selects individuals for the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) based on their proven potential to make significant contributions to science and engineering. See more info.

Aerospace News
Date Item
2016-4-28 SpaceX says it will fly a spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018
2016-4-27 Boeing's oldest flyable twin-engine airliner makes last flight
2016-4-27 Beagle 2: most detailed images yet of lost Mars lander revealed
2016-4-25 Solar Impulse 2 lands safely in San Francisco after historic flight over Pacific
2016-4-22 The Curious Link Between the Fly-By Anomaly and the “Impossible” EmDrive Thruster
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Last Modified: 2016-04-28 at 11:13:17 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation