Tag: aerospace engineering

Missouri S&T grad student earns Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Posted by on September 7, 2017

Aslihan Vuruskan, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned an Amelia Earhart Fellowship from the Zonta International Foundation. Vuruskan is one of only 35 recipients of the award, which is given to a select group of women from around the world who demonstrate a superior academic record in the aerospace-related sciences or engineering fields.

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Fueling space flight

Posted by on April 18, 2017

It started with a boyhood dream of becoming an astronaut fueled from watching the 1995 Hollywood portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission. It ended – or rather, took a detour – after a teenage growth spurt propelled Steven Berg beyond NASA’s 6-foot-4 height limit for space travelers (the Wentzville, Missouri, native now stands 6-foot-7). The federal agency’s loss is Missouri S&T’s gain, as Berg’s fascination with space led to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering from a campus where he’s now a postdoctoral fellow in the Aerospace Plasma Laboratory under the supervision of associate professor Josh Rovey, his thesis adviser.

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Riggins receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education

Posted by on April 23, 2015

Dr. David Riggins, Curators’ Teaching Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

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Missouri S&T to host Private Pilot Ground School this fall

Posted by on August 22, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering is sponsoring a Private Pilot Ground School this fall through Missouri S&T’s distance and continuing education program.

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New forum to share control systems research, best practices

Posted by on April 6, 2014

Starting in April, a new online forum designed to connect researchers and students interested in control systems – the automated, computerized control of machines and other systems — will launch online through an effort by Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T student honored by Women in Aerospace

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Erin M. Kirchmeier of Kansas City, Mo., a senior aerospace engineering major at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is one of nine women who will be recognized later this month for their contributions to the advancement of women in the aerospace field.

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Ph.D. candidate Andrew Brune receives NASA Space Technology Fellowship

Posted by on September 10, 2013

Andrew Brune of St. Charles, Mo., a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is one of 65 graduate students in the United States to be named a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow for 2013.

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Researchers get NASA funding to study how to propel and control tiny spacecraft

Posted by on August 2, 2013

NASA hopes to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe, but current small satellites that gather vital information can’t be controlled once they’ve been released into space. Two researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology think they may have discovered a fix for the problem.

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Missouri S&T professor to receive 2008 AIAA Aeroacoustics Award

Posted by on April 10, 2008

Dr. Walter Eversman, Curators’ Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been chosen to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2008 Aeroacoustics Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft community noise reduction.

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UMR professor’s invention may quiet electric motor industry

Posted by on July 16, 2007

A University of Missouri-Rolla researcher and two of his colleagues have received a patent for a system that could improve the performance of electric motors.

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