Faculty members and students share their perspectives.
Caution and connection in in-person classes during COVID-19
All masks are not created equal
Michigan Engineers test to evaluate safety.
Galaxy Girls goes virtual to adapt to COVID-19
The Department of Aerospace Engineering and the UM College of Engineering Center for Engineering, Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) Galaxy Girls summer program went online in 2020 in response to COVID-19 as a safe alternative to the traditional residential program that introduces young people to aerospace engineering.
Flexible wings, COVID-19, and the future of commercial aviation
At the June 2017 Paris Airshow, Airbus entered into a five-year agreement with the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department to establish and fund, to the tune of $8.25 million, a new research center. Called the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, its purpose is to engage in fundamental research, focusing on advanced methodologies for designing and evaluating future aircraft. We recently caught up with the Center’s director, Dr. Carlos Cesnik, and asked him about the work being done there, the aircraft of the future, and the impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis on the aerospace industry.
UMich continues community education outreach during COVID-19 lockdown
UMich’s annual Aerospace Day is a very popular event where kids are introduced to aerospace engineering by a way of presentations and fun hands-on projects. Unfortunately, the current COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of this year’s Aerospace Day, but not the spirit that sustains the event. As a substitute, the Aerospace Department is offering one-hour […]
MASA Rocketry Team continues work on space shot rocket despite pandemic
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Aeronautical Science Association is continuing to break expectations of a collegiate rocket team as they work toward reaching space with their new rocket, the Tangerine Space Machine.
Return to Earth: Astronaut Shares Advice on Leaving Lockdown
Retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station Expedition 25 commander Colonel Douglas Wheelock gives advice for aerospace students on how to adjust to “returning to Earth” after the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.
Plasma jet wands could rapidly decontaminate hospital rooms
Room-temperature plasma beams could essentially dissolve away bacteria and viruses.
Engineers work to disinfect N95 masks for medical personnel
Virus removal approaches, mask resilience and mask fit are all being tested.