Siemens solutions and expertise help develop a groundbreaking course in MBSE
With a groundbreaking engineering course based on real-world MBSE product development tools and techniques, the University of Michigan is empowering students with the knowledge and hands-on skills that are needed by their future employers and underrepresented in engineering curricula. In 2020 Michigan Aerospace Engineering introduced a new systems engineering and leadership course. “We want to take this approach into other dimensions, other engineering departments,” says George Halow, Professor of Practice at Michigan Aerospace. “If it works in aerospace, why can’t it work in mechanical or biomedical or in any other engineering discipline? The sky is the limit as to where this can go.”
New Space Tech Research Institutes to Advance Electric Propulsion, Entry Systems
Technology drives exploration, and as NASA eyes deep-space human exploration, technology is at the forefront of its plans. Preparing for these missions requires technology development within the agency and research by external experts in various fields.
As part of this effort, NASA will establish two new university-led Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs), which will join four already active institutes. The new STRIs will bring together researchers from different disciplines and organizations to tackle challenges associated with electric propulsion ground testing and atmospheric entry systems modeling. The new STRIs aim to advance these game-changing technologies for exploring the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
Air Serv and University of Michigan Partner to Improve Aerial Support in Humanitarian Aid
Air Serv International and the University of Michigan have entered into a groundbreaking partnership aimed to improve transportation logistics in field programs. This is the first collaboration for Air Serv International, one of the world’s leading aviation service providers for humanitarian missions, and the University of Michigan’s Aerospace department, the fourth ranked undergraduate aerospace engineering program in the country. The two entities are actively working to explore the impact and advantages of aerospace technology in humanitarian operations, and are engaging in a year-long program to develop an unmanned aircraft designed specifically for this purpose.
Michigan Aerospace Professor Benjamin Jorns receives the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award
Congratulations to Michigan Aerospace Professor Benjamin Jorns on receiving the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award. He was honored “In recognition of his seminal experimental and theoretical work on wave-driven effects in Hall thrusters and his contributions to the development of advanced thruster technologies.”
Michigan Aerospace alumnus Robert Dick Richmond invested into the Order of Canada for his remarkable contributions
Robert Richmond helped bring Canada’s aerospace industry to new heights between the 1950s and the 1980s. An aeronautical engineer, he is a founder, past president, and fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. Robert Richmond is a U-M Aerospace Engineering alumnus earning his undergraduate degree in 1942.
Engineers of the Future: Maia Herrington
In honor of International Women’s Day, Siemens is showcasing some amazing female engineers. Maia Herrington, a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Aerospace and Computer Engineering is involved not only in experiential learning opportunities, such as the Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles team, but she also helps professors develop systems engineering-focused labs and courses aimed at teaching students how to efficiently design and manufacture products. Check out a few of Maia’s tips for finding your passion and making your goals a reality.
How planes keep flying after an engine catches fire
Aerospace professor Ella Atkins explains why planes can remain in the air after one of their engines fails.
Aeronautics for the Modern World: The Work of Uma Subramanian
U-M Aerospace alumnus Uma Subramanian has been recognized for her incredible career journey to becoming a CEO and founder of Aero, the company she founded that delivers safe, eco-friendly, premium air travel. Read all about her career in the article below.
NASA Selects Teams for Fourth Round of University Research Projects
Innovations in areas of aeronautical research such as Advanced Air Mobility, electrified aircraft propulsion, and hypersonic flight will be explored by teams of university faculty and students recently selected to participate in NASA’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI).
Alumnae panelists discuss experiences as Black women in aerospace engineering
170 faculty members, U-M students and high school students attended a Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtual panel discussion on Tuesday featuring eight Black University alumnae who are all experts in the field of aerospace engineering.