WDIV Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft dives into Saturn’s atmosphere

Tamas Gombosi, AERO and CLaSP professor, has worked with the Cassini science team since 1990.

In the News Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Aerospace professor named lead on $1 million grant

Principal investigator Peng Wei, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Iowa State, will head the three-year grant to find a way to monitor low-altitude air traffic. Weng will be accompanied by Iowa State assistant professor of aerospace engineering Kristin Yvonne Rozier, University of Michigan professor Ella Atkins, University of Iowa professor Thomas Schnell and George Hunter, principal data scientist at Mosaic ATM.

In the News Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mahmut Reyhanoglu to lead joint UNCA-NCSU engineering programs in Asheville

UM Aero alum Mahmut Reyhanoglu has been named the new director of the joint UNC Asheville-NC State Engineering Programs. These include the 2+2 program with two years on each campus, and the mechatronics engineering program where students study for all four years on UNC Asheville’s campus.

In the News Thursday, August 17, 2017

University of Michigan creating outdoor complex for safe drone testing

The University of Michigan’s School of Engineering is building a first-of-its-kind outdoor fly lab designed to give students and professors a large, safely netted environment for testing cutting-edge autonomous aerial vehicles, or drones.

In the News Tuesday, August 1, 2017

University of Michigan to Create Outdoor Drone Complex for Secure Testing

The University of Michigan is one of the most advanced schools in the country when it comes to robotics and drone engineering. This fall, the university will increase its involvement in the field by adding an outdoor drone complex, or “fly lab” as sUASnews calls it, to its campus, in order to avoid the Federal Aviation Administration’s restrictions on altitude when it comes to drone-testing.

MLive.com Friday, July 28, 2017

Robot obstacle course, fly zone for autonomous drones to be built on UM campus

Alec Gallimore, Robert J Vlasic Dean of Engineering, is quoted.

Michigan Daily Thursday, July 6, 2017

UM partnership with Airbus aims to improve aircraft and generate interest in aerospace engineering

An agreement signed at the Paris Air Show will create a partnership between Airbus and the Aerospace Engineering program at the University of Michigan.

In the News Monday, June 26, 2017

University of Michigan wins first Spaceport America Cup

The University of Michigan was the winner of the first Spaceport America Cup, which wrapped up Saturday night at Spaceport America. Las Cruces Sun-News reports.

In the News Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Why the next space explorers could be autonomous robots

Ella Atkins, a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan who researches autonomous systems, predicts that robots will play crucial roles in setting up and maintaining Martian habitats.

Michigan Radio Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rocket engines must be more stable if we’re going to get to Mars

Karthik Duraisamy, AERO assistant professor, discusses how he is working on building rocket engines that won’t blow up.