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3D printed wings

Bird-like wings could help drones keep stable in gusts

"3D morphing" wings could help small aircraft safely navigate windy urban streets and land with shorter approaches.|Medium Read

Anthony Waas awarded AIAA Dryden Lectureship

Michigan Aerospace Chair Anthony Waas has been chosen to give the 2022 Dryden Lecture in Research by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).|Short Read

Congratulations MACH on placing first in the AIAA Design, Build, Fly Competition for their Design Report

U-M Aerospace student project team MACH won first place in the International American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design, Build, and Fly Competition in the design report phase.|Medium Read

Congratulations Michigan Aerospace student Radhika Khosla on receiving the WAA Academic, Team Building and Service Award!

Michigan Aerospace sophomore Radhika Khosla has been honored by the Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WAA) with the WAA Academic, Team Building and Service Award|Short Read

Congratulations Michigan Aerospace senior Kara Vanderwest on receiving the WAA Champion Award!

Michigan Aerospace senior Kara Vanderwest has been honored by the Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WAA) with the WAA Champion Award|Short Read
Scott Hall, former doctoral student in aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan, adjusts the record-setting X3 thruster at NASA Glenn Research Center in 2017.

Testing advanced space engines here on Earth

U-M is a member of a new $15M institute to improve physics-based modeling of advanced thrusters for human space exploration.|Medium Read

Michigan on team selected for $15M NASA institute to investigate testing of advanced propulsion concepts

The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate has selected the Joint Advanced Propulsion Institute (JANUS) to explore high power electric propulsion systems for human exploration. Michigan Aerospace alumnus Mitchell Walker of the Georgia Institute of Technology will be the principal investigator and director. U-M Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns will serve as co-director.|Short Read

Congratulations Michigan Aerospace PhD student, Christina Harvey, on being awarded a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship!

Third year Michigan Aerospace PhD student, Christina Harvey, has been awarded a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship to conduct research in the 2020–2021 academic year. |Short Read
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Celebrating 102-year old Michigan Aerospace Alum, Robert Dick Richmond (’42)

University of Michigan Aerospace alum Robert Richmond reflected on highlights from his forty-year career as an aerospace engineer|Short Read

Celebrating Michigan Aerospace alumna Lily Arcusa and her 17-year career with the US Air Force

Lily Arcusa (BSAE ’03) has worked as an aerospace engineer for the US Air Force since graduating from the University of Michigan. She currently holds the position of Director of Engineering, Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate, United States Air Force.|Medium Read

Michigan Aerospace instructional aide, Maia Herrington Awarded the 2021 Charles F. Barth, Jr. Prize

Congratulations U-M Aerospace Engineering instructional aide and undergraduate student, Maia Herrington on being awarded the 2021 Charles F. Barth, Jr. Prize!|Short Read

Michigan Aerospace student Joshua Anibal awarded the Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

Congratulations U-M Aerospace Engineering PhD student Joshua Anibal on receiving a 2021 Outstanding GSI Award for his teaching in AEROSP 481 Aircraft Design.|Short Read