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AE Honors Outstanding Alumni

Tue, 06/23/2009 - 19:00   Stephen J. Hoffman, BS 78, MS 80, PhD 84, and Catherine Koerner, BS 87, MS 89, are the 2009 winners of the Aerospace Engineering Distinguished Alumni Awards. Pamela McVeigh, BS 93, and Daniel Thunnissen, MS 96, are the winners of the 2009 AE Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards.

Recent AE alum helps to develop new Lunar Lander Test Bed

Wed, 06/17/2009 - 19:00   AE alumnus Wayne W. Neumaier, BS 07, MS 08, has been instrumental in the testing of the Lunar Lander Test Bed (LLTB) that will be used to demonstrate and mature technologies required for future NASA robotic space exploration.

Illinois-led Project Garners $6.25 Million DoD Grant

Mon, 06/08/2009 - 19:00   Both the electronic components of your cell phone and the explosive portions of military weaponry could be better protected by the smarter materials that scientists including AE Profs. John Lambros and Philippe H. Geubelle plan to design.

Dowell Receives Prestigious Guggenheim Medal

Tue, 06/02/2009 - 19:00   AE Alumnus Earl H. Dowell, William Holland Hall Professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is the 2008 recipient of the Daniel Guggenheim Medal.

Photos Capture Latest Atlantis Mission

Tue, 06/02/2009 - 19:00   AE Alumnus Scott Altman, BS 81, commanded the May 2009 space shuttle Atlantis’ mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

Santa Claus Comes to Town in Nanocomposite Photo

Thu, 05/21/2009 - 19:00   Santa Claus made an early appearance in a photo AE Prof. Eric Loth’s research group produced recently. The photo won second place among 50 finalists in the Science as Art Competition at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco.

AE alumnus in the Oval Office

Wed, 05/20/2009 - 19:00   Pictured: AE alumnus Lee Archambault and President Barack Obama. Click link above to see the full photo with other NASA crew members.

AE Student Shares in First Prize for 2009 Cozad New Venture Competition

Thu, 05/14/2009 - 19:00   SongAlive, a company formed in part by AE graduate student Adam Steele, has won First Prize for being the Most Fundable Venture in the 2009 V. Dale Cozad New Venture Competition.

Burton retires from teaching; continues research

Thu, 05/07/2009 - 19:00   Although he will no longer be teaching in the classroom, Rod Burton will continue with research. His smiling face will still be seen for the years to come in the hallways of Talbot Laboratory.

AE Faculty Research Featured in Nature Magazine

Wed, 05/06/2009 - 19:00   A multi-disciplinary group of University of Illinois Urbana campus researchers including AE Affiliate Prof. Nancy R. Sottos and AE Prof. Scott R. White will have one of their projects featured in the May 7, 2009, issue of Nature magazine.

Local AIAA Chapter Hosts Regional Conference

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.

White is finalist for Bepi Colombo Prize

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.

Written by Susan Mumm

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.

Loth Named ASME Fellow

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.

NASA’s Shuttle Discovery Launches to Fully Power Space Station

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.

Article Quotes Bragg as Expert on Aircraft Icing

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.

Hilton to Present Continuum Mechanics Conference Plenary Lecture

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.

Daily Illini Article Features AE Astronauts, NASA Employees

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.

AE Grad Student is Finalist for Lemelson Prize

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.

Astronaut Altman Featured on Illini Halftime Spot

Tue, 01/27/2009 - 18:00   AE Alumnus Scott D. Altman, a NASA astronaut, is featured on an Illini Halftime Spot promotional video.

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