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Congratulations to U-M Aerospace Professor Ken Powell, on receiving the 2021 North Campus MLK Dean’s Spirit Award!

The Aerospace Department congratulates Ken Powell, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Aerospace as one of the faculty recipients of the 2021 North Campus Dean’s MLK Spirit Award. |Short Read
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Overcoming turbulence: Black AERO alumnae share insights on MLK panel

'I couldn’t have seen myself where I am right now,' says aerodynamicist Jessica Jones on the importance of representation.|Medium Read

PhD student Shamsheer Singh Chauhan received honorable mention for the 2020 Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

Shamsheer Chauhan, a Michigan Aerospace Engineering PhD candidate, received honorable mention for the 2020 Towner Prize for his dedication to students in AERO 481, Aircraft Design.|Short Read

U-M Aerospace PhD student Alexander Coppeans awarded the 2020 MICDE Award

Congratulations to first-year PhD candidate Alex Coppean on being awarded the 2020-2021 Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering Fellowship for his work on mesh generation and mesh adaptation for airplane design.|Short Read

Shayan Jalili awarded 2020 NASA fellowship for safety verification of parallel cyber-physical systems

Aerospace PhD pre-candidate Shayan Jalili is one of the few students in the nation awarded the 2020 NASA fellowship for his work on safety verification of cyber-physical systems, which is the formal verification of the safety of software systems that control physical and mechanical devices. |Short Read

U-M Aerospace first-year PhD student, Eytan Adler (BSAE ’20) awarded 2020-2021 MICDE Fellowship

Congratulations to PhD student, Eytan Adler, on receiving the 2020-2021 Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Fellowship for his work with hybrid electric aircraft! Established in 2013 as an initiative by the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and the Office of Research, the MICDE Fellowship awards graduate students from a diverse set of research disciplines for their contributions to advancing scientific computing. |Short Read

U-M Aerospace Engineering PhD candidate Christina Harvey investigates how gliding birds stack up to UAVs

U-M Aerospace Engineering PhD candidate Christina Harvey and Daniel J Inman, Harm Buning Collegiate Professor, have had a new paper on the efficiency of gliding birds versus UAVs accepted for publication by Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.|Short Read

U-M Aerospace Engineering scholars win the ASME Best Paper award for their work on nanowire vibration-tamping study

PhD Candidates LoriAnne Groo and Kelsey Steinke, Harm Buning Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Daniel J Inman, and Professor of Aerospace Engineering Henry A Sodano have been awarded the prestigious Best Paper award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).|Short Read
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Alumnus Brian Justusson awarded the Young Professional Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

U-M Aerospace Engineering congratulates alumnus Brian Justusson (PhD ‘15), Structural Analysis Engineer at Boeing, on winning the 2020 AIAA St. Louis Section Young Professionals Award for his development of structural analytic tools for composite structures. |Short Read
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Congratulations to undergrad student Erika Jones, the 2020 Karen Bagley Albrecht Scholarship Fund Recipient

U-M Aerospace Engineering junior and member of Black Students in Aerospace, Erika Jones, receives the 2020 Karen Bagley Albrecht Scholarship Fund Award.|Short Read

The future of autonomous aircraft

Imagine a world of aerial delivery drones bringing goods right to your door or sixth-generation fighter aircraft patrolling battle zones - all without the intervention or even supervision of a human pilot. We recently caught up with Professor Ella Atkins, the director of U-M's Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab, and asked her about autonomous flight systems and its implications.|Medium Read

Congratulations to U-M Aerospace Engineering undergraduate, Haylea Bazinau, recipient of the 2020 Bagley Family Scholarship

U-M Aerospace Engineering and Art & Design sophomore, Haylea Bazinau, receives the 2020. The Isaac, Vera, Gayle, Karen and Carol Bagley Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship|Short Read