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.
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
Where will quantum systems succeed in AI training?
Aerospace Professor Veera Sundararaghavan answers questions about the intersection of quantum computing and machine learning.
Eyes on the Skies – One engineer’s journey from art to aerospace
Michele Suen, BSE ’16, speaks about her career at Aerion Supersonic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.