Mon, 04/20/2009 - 19:00 The AE Department’s student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics hosted the AIAA Student Regional Conference on the Urbana campus April 4 and 5.
Wed, 04/15/2009 - 19:00 AE Prof. Scott R. White was one of five finalists for the 2008 Bepi Colombo Prize, an international award named in honor of Italian scientist Giuseppe Colombo, famous for his contributions to aerospace technology and exploration.
Thu, 03/19/2009 - 19:00 The Illinois Space Society sponsored the trips of 17 AE students to the Goddard Symposium, held March 10-12 at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Wed, 03/18/2009 - 19:00 AE Professor Eric Loth has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Fellowship status in the 129-year-old organization is conferred upon veteran members who have contributed significant engineering achievements.
Sun, 03/15/2009 - 19:00 Commanded by AE alumnus Lee Archambault, space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 7:43 p.m. EDT Sunday to deliver the final set of power-generating solar array wings and a new crew member to the International Space Station.
Sun, 02/22/2009 - 18:00 Michael B. Bragg, AE professor and College of Engineering Associate Dean for Research and Administrative Affairs, recently was quoted regarding whether it is safe to fly some planes on autopilot in conditions of light to moderate icing.
Mon, 02/16/2009 - 18:00 AE Prof. Emeritus Harry H. Hilton has been invited to present the plenary lecture at the World Scientific and Engineering Academy International Continuum Mechanics Conference, to be held February 24-26 at Cambridge University, England.
Mon, 02/09/2009 - 18:00 AE alumni and astronauts Col. Lee Archambault, BS 82, MS 84; Capt. Scott D. Altman, BS 81; Col. Steven R. Nagel, BS 69; and Catherine A. Koerner, BS 87, MS 89, shuttle program manager of NASA's Missions Operations Directorate, all have been featured in a story the University of Illinois student newspaper the Daily Illini produced highlighting the AE Department.
Wed, 01/28/2009 - 18:00 AE graduate student Adam Steele is among eight finalists campus wide for the $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize. The award is an extension of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize that has recognized outstanding student inventors at MIT since 1995.
Tue, 01/20/2009 - 18:00 Thirty-six years after AE alumnus Ed Prior first published research showing high altitude hydrogen levels to be much greater than cited in national standards, the Air Force is now accepting his findings.
Thu, 12/25/2008 - 18:00 AE Prof. Emeritus Harry Hilton wrote this tribute to the late AE Prof. Emeritus Adam R. Zak, who died Dec. 10, 2008, at his home in Florida.
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 18:00 Veteran space flier and Illinois alumnus Lee "Bru" Archambault (BS 1982, MS 1984, Aerospace Engineering) will command space shuttle Discovery's upcoming mission to the International Space Station.
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 18:00 Five Aerospace Engineering alumni had a mini reunion when they found themselves working together recently on board the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 18:00 Imagine tiny cracks in your patio table healing by themselves, or the first small scratch on your new car disappearing by itself. This and more may be possible with self-healing coatings being developed at the University of Illinois.
Wed, 11/05/2008 - 18:00 Ryan McDonald, a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering and starting center on the varsity football team, has been named a 2008 National Scholar-Athlete as announced by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
Fri, 10/24/2008 - 19:00 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Adding a food additive to damaged polymers can help restore them to full strength, say scientists at the University of Illinois who cooked up the novel, self-healing system.
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 19:00 Jonathan B. Freund, associate professor in Aerospace Engineering, has been selected as the 2008 winner of the Francois Frenkiel Award, a prestigious honor given by the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics.
Mon, 09/29/2008 - 19:00 Aerospace Engineering teams from the University of Illinois swept all awards in the recent 2007-2008 Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation.