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In Memoriam—Luis Bernal

The Department of Aerospace Engineering acknowledges with profound sadness the death of Professor Luis Bernal who died on April 7, 2021 at the age of 71. He made significant and lasting contributions to the aerospace department including his many years of service as undergraduate program advisor. |Short Read
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Undergraduate research team develops [medical drone] UAV despite pandemic restrictions

In spite of research shutdowns due to COVID and subsequent laboratory restrictions, a team of University of Michigan aerospace undergraduate students, under the direction of Department Chair Tony Waas, and Dr. Tim Smith, have designed, built, and are currently testing a prototype UAV for use delivering essential medical supplies to remote communities in Ghana. |Short Read
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Congratulations U-M Aerospace Engineering professor Mirko Gamba on receiving the Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award for 2020-2021

U-M Aerospace Engineering professor Mirko Gamba and his fellow researchers on the N95 Reprocessing Team have been honored with the Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award for 2020-2021 by the College of Engineering Honors and Awards Committee |Short Read
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Congratulations to Michigan Aerospace Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns on receiving the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has awarded U-M Aerospace Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns with the prestigious Lawrence Sperry Award at the 2021 AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala |Short Read

In Memoriam—Luis Bernal

The Department of Aerospace Engineering acknowledges with profound sadness the death of Professor Luis Bernal who died on April 7, 2021 at the age of 71. He made significant and lasting contributions to the aerospace department including his many years of service as undergraduate program advisor.|Short Read
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Undergraduate research team develops [medical drone] UAV despite pandemic restrictions

In spite of research shutdowns due to COVID and subsequent laboratory restrictions, a team of University of Michigan aerospace undergraduate students, under the direction of Department Chair Tony Waas, and Dr. Tim Smith, have designed, built, and are currently testing a prototype UAV for use delivering essential medical supplies to remote communities in Ghana.|Short Read

Congratulations U-M Aerospace Engineering professor Mirko Gamba on receiving the Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award for 2020-2021

U-M Aerospace Engineering professor Mirko Gamba and his fellow researchers on the N95 Reprocessing Team have been honored with the Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award for 2020-2021 by the College of Engineering Honors and Awards Committee|Short Read
Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns.

Congratulations to Michigan Aerospace Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns on receiving the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has awarded U-M Aerospace Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns with the prestigious Lawrence Sperry Award at the 2021 AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala|Short Read
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Opinion: How To Achieve Diverse And Inclusive Advanced Air Mobility

University of Michigan Aerospace Professor Ella Atkins proposes migration to autonomous cloud-based data management systems capable of coordinating flight plans as the solution to implementing AAM safely.|Short Read
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Streamlining aircraft

Joaquim Martins pioneers high-fidelity simulations that bring together multiple disciplines. Recently incorporated into NASA’s open-source software, and being considered for adoption by aircraft manufacturers, the approach has the potential to change the game in aircraft design and other engineering systems.|Long Read

Avin Vijay receives the 2021 Aerospace Outreach Champion Award

Congratulations, Avin Vijay, on receiving the 2021 Aerospace Outreach Champion Award! Avin won the individual award for his efforts to inspire students to pursue STEM career fields with the Aerospace Teaching Academy|Short Read

Congratulations Dr. Artie Mabbett on his new appointment as a Michigan Aerospace Industrial Advisory Board member

Welcome Vice President & Operations Manager of the Leidos Innovations Center and U-M Aerospace Engineering alumnus Dr. Artie Mabbett to the Industrial Advisory Board!|Short Read
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Michigan Aerospace PhD student Kunal Garg receives the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for distinguished academic achievement

Congratulations Kunal Garg on being honored with the 2021 Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement!|Short Read

Michigan Aerospace Alumna Jasmine Sadler is a Woman Making History

U-M Aerospace Engineering alumna Jasmine L. Sadler (BSAE ’09) discusses her journey to entrepreneurship and how she’s made an impact in the engineering, business, and education fields by founding The STEAM Collaborative.|Medium Read
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Then & Now: Being Black and female in aerospace engineering

The first Black alumna of Michigan Aero (’77) talks with a ’15 graduate about what has and hasn’t changed about being a Black woman in the field.|Short Read

Parker Trombley’s student team wins 1st-place in the Vertical Flight Society’s Design-Build-Vertical Flight student competition

U-M Aerospace Engineering undergraduate student, Parker Trombley, discusses how he and his team, Michigan Vertical Flight Technology, started the Vertical Flight Society’s Design-Build-Vertical Flight student competition and won 1st-place in the first round of judging.|Short Read