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AEM PhD program placed fourth in nation

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics’ aerospace engineering doctoral program has been placed fourth in the nation overall in the 2010 National Research Council (NRC) Assessment of Doctoral Research Programs. The program was second in the specific categories of Research Activity and Student Support. Read more.


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EDL Sr Design Team takes 3rd Place in Competition of 16 Colleges

The AEM 4333 Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) senior design team took part in the NASA RASC_AL collegiate design and innovation challenge. The design team members are: Clayton Lewis, Team Lead: Bryce Doerr; Kee Onn Fong; Zach Fox; Wei Sien Goh; Jake Hergert; Chun Kiang Lau; Robert Michalak; Kok Tong Ng and Eric Pollpeter. The competition consisted of 16 college teams including 13 teams of undergraduates and 3 teams of graduate students. Competing colleges included: University of Maryland, Embry-Riddell, University of Colorado, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Harvard, USC, UC Davis, West Virginia State, University of Texas, University of Illinois, Penn State, and Drexel University. The competition was split into four different categories. The AEM design team was in the Large Scale Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Pathfinder Mission. More Info

AEM Researchers "Break the Rules"

AEM Professor Richard James wrote commentary articles recently in Nature and Science that relate closely to research carried out in AEM over the past few years. These articles both concern the perplexing problem of understanding hysteresis in materials. More Info

2014-2015 Space Grant Midwest Rocketry Competition

NASA’s MN Space Grant, led from the AEM Department, and Tripoli MN, a high-power rocketry club, collaborated to run the 2014-2015 Space Grant Midwest Rocketry Competition on May 19 and 20, 2015. In this competition teams of college students from around the nation designed, built, and flew high-power rockets to accomplish specific goals. Students gave oral presentations about their rocket designs in on May 19 then flew their rockets at the Tripoli launch site near North Branch on May 20. More Info

2015 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Three Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics graduate students recieved the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship this year: Jennifer Annoni, Savio Poovathingal, and Vivekanand Dabade. More Info

2015 SAE Aero Design West Competition

The Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics senior design team - Gophers - took part in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West competition in Van Nuys California on April 24-26. More Info


Aerospace News
Date Item
2015-7-3 Solar Impulse 2 is in Hawaii
2015-7-2 Rosetta spacecraft spots enormous sinkholes on comet 67P
2015-6-30 Venus and Jupiter: Together at Last Check it out Tonight!
2015-6-29 A detailed photo tour of NASA’s space shuttle cockpit trainer
2015-6-22 'Tantalising' glimpse of volcanic eruptions on Venus
2015-6-22 Solar plane pilot: We might not make it this yea
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