July 30 virtual event highlights future lunar and deep space missions, the technologies to get there, and U-M’s research contributions to space exploration.
Apollo 15 at 50: A celebration of the all-Michigan crew’s mission and the future of space exploration
Michigan Aerospace Outreach Football Video
Three Michigan Engineering undergraduate students explain the aerodynamics of football in the 2021 U-M Aerospace Engineering Outreach YouTube video.
Undergraduate research team develops [medical drone] UAV despite pandemic restrictions
In spite of research shutdowns due to COVID and subsequent laboratory restrictions, a team of University of Michigan aerospace undergraduate students, under the direction of Department Chair Tony Waas, and Dr. Tim Smith, have designed, built, and are currently testing a prototype UAV for use delivering essential medical supplies to remote communities in Ghana.
Michigan Aerospace Alumna Jasmine Sadler is a Woman Making History
U-M Aerospace Engineering alumna Jasmine L. Sadler (BSAE ’09) discusses her journey to entrepreneurship and how she’s made an impact in the engineering, business, and education fields by founding The STEAM Collaborative.
Then & Now: Being Black and female in aerospace engineering
The first Black alumna of Michigan Aero (’77) talks with a ’15 graduate about what has and hasn’t changed about being a Black woman in the field.
U-M Aerospace alumnus Aisha Bowe returns to her alma mater Pioneer High School for presentation and Q&A Panel
U-M Aerospace Engineering alumnus Aisha Bowe and current U-M Aerospace students responded to questions about their journey in the STEM field at Pioneer High School Q&A Panel
Congratulations George Halow on receiving the 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Impact Award
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Impact award was established in 2020 to recognize faculty who have made significant contributions to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
Overcoming turbulence: Black AERO alumnae share insights on MLK panel
‘I couldn’t have seen myself where I am right now,’ says aerodynamicist Jessica Jones on the importance of representation.
Alumna Jasmine LeFlore Receives Community Service in Industry Award at the 2020 Women of Color STEM Hybrid Conference
U-M Aerospace Engineering congratulates alumna Jasmine LeFlore (‘15), Senior Special Projects Engineer at Collins Aerospace and co-founder of the nonprofit organization, Greater Than Tech, on winning the Community Service in Industry Award at the 2020 Women of Color STEM Hybrid Conference.
Aerospace undergrads develop unmanned VTOL aircraft for delivering medical supplies to rural Ghana
Under the direction of Department Chair Dr. Tony Waas, a group of Michigan Aerospace undergraduates are developing a prototype vertical take-off and landing aircraft to transport medical supplies to remote communities in Ghana.
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.
Local engineering firm utilizes Michigan Aerospace wind tunnel to test pollution sensors
Livonia based engineering consulting firm Airflow Sciences utilized the University of Michigan’s 5’x7’ Wind Tunnel to test sensors used to monitor pollution from industrial exhaust stacks
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.
UM Aero blends engineering with business education to teach students how to thrive as well as build in modern industries
The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department is going beyond the nuts and bolts of engineering education by introducing essential aspects of business culture. Led by George F. Halow, Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering, the goal is to create a new generation of well-rounded engineers who can thrive in a fast-changing professional world.