AeroWoem Professional Development Workshop
Eighteen graduate students from aerospace engineering and other Penn State College of Engineering programs took part in the first-ever Graduate AeroWomen Professional Development Workshop on August 25 and 26 at the University Park campus. >>  
FALL 2017
Amy Pritchett_ aerospace engineering department head

Amy R. Pritchett was named the department head of the Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering. >>
New aerospace faculty hires
Aerospace engineer is getting tough on ceramics with Office of Naval Research grant

Namiko Yamamoto , assistant professor of aerospace engineering, was awarded $447,663 through the Office of Naval Research Sea-Based Aviation Airframe Structures and Materials program to study fundamental toughening mechanisms of novel ceramic composites and their use as alternative materials for high-temperature applications in the aerospace industry. >>
The advent of intelligent robots and their role in society
Aerospace graduate student receives NDSEG Fellowship

Belen Veras-Alba, doctoral student in aerospace engineering, received a 2017 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. >>
Student-built satellite aims to provide insight on effects of solar storms

This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station launched a Penn State student-built satellite into orbit to help learn more about space weather.

  • Edward Smith gave the fall 2017 Barnes W. McCormick Honorary Alumni Lecture >>
Tenure-track Position in Aerospace Vehicle Design
We Are . . . Hiring!

The aerospace engineering department currently has an opening for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Aerospace Vehicle Design. The position is intended for the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional applicants at more senior ranks may also be considered.

Learn more.
  • Himavath Jois wins scholarship from BP >> 
  • Farabi Sameer takes first place in pitch competition for mobile app >>
  • Peter Kunz ('93 AERSP, '96 M.S.) named chief engineer at HorizonX
  • Jill (Tombasco) Seubert ('05 AERSP) received the Recent Alumni Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder >>
  • Mark Salita ('67 M.S.) published a book titled "Memoirs of a Rocket Scientist"  
  • Greg A. Douglass ('00 AERSP) passed away on January 8, 2017
  • Brett Hoffstadt ('97 M.S.) named vice president of Drone Pilots Federation
  • Lt. Col. Eric Schultz ('95 AERSP), U.S. Air Force, died in the line of duty >>
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