A team of Penn State Aerospace Engineering faculty and students is one step closer to making electric-powered human flight a reality after winning a Phase I award for theGoFly Prize, a worldwide competition to build the world's first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere.>>
While maintaining our traditional strengths across Aerospace Engineering, our department has also grown substantially into the area of aerospace autonomy over the last two years. Autonomy has exploded in the capabilities it brings to the aerospace industry. In some cases, 'autonomy' reflects the increasing capability for machines to take over functions traditionally performed by humans. This definition of autonomy as a machine, relative to a human, reflects the tension between them. We already have substantial automated capabilities in the safest system ever--air transport--but this domain is finding that this automation, while preventing some failure modes, also creates new ones.>>
Through a recently awarded fellowship from Penn State
Teaching and Learning with Technology, Alan Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will develop an experimental framework, using immersive social spaces, to investigate how social, artificially intelligent robots in higher education can foster and enforce ethical behavior and academic integrity with students.
Robert Melton elected corresponding member of International Academy of Astronautics>>
Edward Smith recognized for 25 years of service at Penn State >>
Ethan Corle, Scott Hromisin named winners at College of Engineering Research Symposium >>
Keerti Prakash awarded multiple scholarships by the College of Engineering for academic excellence>>
Rachel Axtenreceived an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship >>
Regis Thedin received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics John Leland Atwood Graduate Award >>
Kriston Ramdass troubleshoots for international space mission during co-op >>
Aerospace undergraduate student team placed 10th in the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design/Build/Fly competition>>
Gracelyne Allred featured in The Daily Collegian article: "'When I grow up': Penn State students share how their career goals have changed over time." >>
Jason Cornelius launched a YouTube channel to share his NASA experience >>
Penn State Wind Energy Club took second place in the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2018
We Are . . . Hiring!
The aerospace engineering department invites nominations and applications for multiple full-time, tenure-track faculty positions starting in fall 2019. The anticipated positions are intended for the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional applicants at more senior ranks may also be considered.