Wind Energy Club wins DOE Collegiate Wind Competition Technical Challenge 2017
The Penn State Wind Energy Club breezed through the field at the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2017 Technical Challenge, held April 20-22 at the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado. The club earned its third overall victory in four years at the Collegiate Wind Competition. >>  

Penn State is a member of a multi-university research team led by researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville that was selected by NASA to explore transformative system-level aviation innovations as part of NASA Aeronautics' University Leadership Initiative. >>
ARGoPS team photo

The Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence was awarded funding through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and NASA to support fundamental research and educational activities for students. >>

Aerospace engineering junior Robert Veltre III is the founder and race director of the Brave American Classic 5K and 10K, which benefits the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness.

The Penn State Wind Energy Club was awarded an E2 Energy to Educate Grant which will provide funding to educate secondary school students about wind energy and explore novel science, technology, engineering, and math concepts.

This year, aerospace engineering senior Creed Reilly served as president of Boulevard, a Penn State community service organization dedicated to providing a pathway for members to positively impact communities while making lasting friendships. For THON fundraising, Boulevard members went to eight different locations including Virginia, New Jersey, and the Allentown area.

Autonomous flight--it's not just for the birds

Aerospace engineering researchers are going to new heights to improve the intelligence and autonomy of robotic aircraft to enable new science, military, and civil missions. >>
  • Jesse McTernan named recipient of the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award >> 
  • Ethan Corle awarded first prize in the Art in Science competition at the 14th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium >>
  • Christopher Covert named student marshal for spring College of Engineering commencement >>
  • Five engineering students received VFF scholarships >> 
  • Jason Cornelius selected to participate in the Penn State College of Engineering Research Initiative program  >>
  • Torin Martutartus selected as one of 33 students to serve as 2017-18 Penn State Engineering Ambassadors >>
  • Farabi Sameer co-develops app that offers users easier access to pick-up sports >>
  • Hector Garcia Boissier and Dominic DiFulvio named 2016-17 Winter Academic All-Big Ten honorees >>
  • Heather Rarick ('87 AERSP) named 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumna >>
  • Amelia Batcha ('15 AERSP) is shooting for the Moon at NASA >>
  • Guion S. "Guy" Bluford ('64 AERSP) To infinity ... and beyond >>
  • Michael Policelli ('14 M.S.) is supporting the effort to launch manned missions to Mars  in a quest to colonize our neighboring planet >> 
  • Ian Waitz ('86 AERSP) stepping down as MIT's dean of engineering >>
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