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.
A friend at the front of the room
Alec Gallimore, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Aerospace Engineering and collaborators at Georgia Tech and University of Colorado share actionable advice for academic leaders.
R2 Space Relocates Headquarters to Ann Arbor, Michigan
Inspired by UM AERO’s engineering program, R2 Space relocates HQ to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
NASA administrator: U-M to play big role in space exploration
Michigan Engineering’s leading role in space research and the importance of collaboration are discussed in the Detroit News.
Researchers found a good reason to attach a nail gun to a flying drone
AERO professor Ella Atkins details research that could one day reduce risks for human roofers.
Drone equipped with nail gun can fix the roof so you don’t have to
Inspired by AERO professor Ella Atkins details new research that equips autonomous drones with a nail gun.