Thursday, February 27, 2020

How long can a drone stay in the sky?

Aerospace Professor Carlos Cesnik is developing a prototype high altitude long endurance (HALE) aircraft that incorporates thin deformable wings. The target application for this technology is unmanned aircraft that can stay aloft for months at a time.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Non-classical electron transport in the cathode plume of a Hall effect thruster

Professor Ben Jorns’s research into the advanced propulsion capabilities of Hall Effect Thrusters was featured on the cover of the prestigious journal Physics of Plasmas

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Where will quantum systems succeed in AI training?

Aerospace Professor Veera Sundararaghavan answers questions about the intersection of quantum computing and machine learning.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Eyes on the Skies – One engineer’s journey from art to aerospace

Michele Suen, BSE ’16, speaks about her career at Aerion Supersonic

Michigan Daily Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Executive Chief Engineer of Boeing Space Systems leads discussion with engineering students

The Michigan Daily discusses the visit of Boeing Executive Raenaurd Turpin’s, who spoke to Michigan Aerospace and Davis High School students about Boeing’s space systems and his own inspiring career.

The New York Times Monday, December 16, 2019

Overlooked No More: Bessie Coleman, Pioneering African-American Aviatrix

Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license in 1923. In their series Overlooked, the New York Times reflects on her inspiring story. Monday, December 9, 2019

From Michigan to the Marines: ex-linebacker Noah Furbush now in the Corps

This past week, former U-M Football player and CLASP graduate Noah Furbush (MEng ’18) completed training and has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Universities’ Crucial Role in Our Spacefaring Future

UM AERO Department Chair Anthony Waas and CLaSP Chair Tuija Pulkinnen discuss the important role of universities in the future of space exploration.

In the News Sunday, December 8, 2019

AERO Alumnus Evan Hilgemnann will discuss potential solutions for exploring Venus at the Horological Society of New York.

AERO Alumnus Evan Hilgemnann will discuss potential solutions for exploring Venus at the Horological Society of New York. His solution comes from 16th-century automatons, which were mechanical devices capable of performing a series of complex actions to achieve a specific result.

CNN Monday, December 2, 2019

Azellia White, a pioneering African American female pilot, is dead at 106

Azellia White, one of the nation’s first African American female pilots, earned her pilot’s license just after World War II. After World War II, White and her husband, along with two other Tuskegee Airmen, created the Sky Ranch Flying Service, which was a flight school, delivery service and airport with a mission to serve the black community during segregation.