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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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AEM welcomes two new faculty members for 2015-2016

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The AEM department will be welcoming two new faculty members in September 2015. Dr. Maziar S. Hemati and Dr. Richard Linares will be joining the faculty as Assistant Professors. More Info

U of MN solar car team to unveil new car Aug. 18

The new car will compete in World Solar Challenge across the Australian Outback. What: University of Minnesota solar car unveiling. When: 11 a.m.-Noon, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 Where: Solar Vehicle Project team shop, University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, 1995 Fitch Ave., St. Paul; parking available in the Gortner Avenue Ramp, 1395 Gortner Ave., St. Paul. About 25 Uof MN CSE students, which includes AEM students, are part of the current team and 17 will be part of the race crew in Australia. l. More Info

Precision farming targets major threat to soybean crops

Professor Demoz Gebre-Egziabher is the lead PI along with a team of other University of Minnesota researchers in developing high-tech robotics, sensors and modeling software to give farmers a faster and more efficient way to monitor crops for invasive soybean aphids and to guide them in applying pesticides. More Info

Agriculture could be biggest user of commercial drones

This article in the Star Tribune discusses the use of UAVs in agriculture for detecting pests, monitoring hydration and growth rates, scan crops for health problems and locate disease problems. The article mentions among other U of MN faculty, our own Dr. Hamid Mokhtarzadeh. More Info

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


Aerospace News
Date Item
2015-8-31 DARPA’s next-gen drones will launch and land on other airplanes. While they’re moving.
2015-8-31 Six amazing sights that look even better from the International Space Station
2015-8-21 Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon – then claimed $33.31 in travel expenses
2015-8-21 Dark side of the moon captured by Nasa satellite a million miles from Earth
2015-8-21 Elon Musk’s hyperloop is actually getting kind of serious
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Last Modified: 2015-08-31 at 10:38:44 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation