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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 recently released 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.
AEM Hosts the MN ACE Camp
This year was the third time that Professor Mettler and her students hosted the MN ACE (Aviation Career Education) Camp (visit the website here). The MN ACE Camp is available to high-school students (sophomore-seniors) interested in learning more about the aerospace community (i.e., pilots, researchers, air traffic controllers, etc). During the week-long camp the students get a broad overview of aviation related activities in the Twin Cities area. They typically have the opportunity to fly a helicopter and a glider, visit a variety of different types of airplanes and helicopters, visit several aerospace companies in MN to learn about their work, and much more. This year, the camp's visit to the U of M campus takes place on two separate days - June 27 and July 25, 2014. More Info
Richard James wins the Theodore von Kármán prize
Professor Richard James receives the Theodore von
Kármán Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (SIAM). This prize, awarded once every 5 years, celebrates a
"notable application of mathematics to mechanics and/or the engineering
sciences made during the five to ten years preceding the award". James shares
the award with Weinan E from Princeton University. The prize will be awarded on
Tuesday, July 8, at the SIAM annual meeting in Chicago.
Fluid Dynamics Study of Oceanic Organisms in Antarctica
Dr. Deepak Adhikari - an University of Minnesota Aerospace
Engineering and Mechanics graduate - recently set out on a post-doctoral
research expedition in Antarctica in order to study how fluid dynamics of
swimming organisms provide early warning on ocean acidification.
An Airborne Experimental Test Platform
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are aircraft that fly
without a human operator onboard. More popularly, they are referred to as
"drones". There are many different applications for an UAV, including military
and law enforcement, environmental monitoring, forestry surveys, precision
agriculture, and transportation infrastructure inspection, among others.
However, avionics development and testing is the area in which the University
of Minnesota UAV Research Group (UMN-URG) is exploring.
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