Lockheed Martin has tasked current students in EDSGN 100: Introduction to Engineering Design with leveraging additive manufacturing to solve new problems or redesign existing solutions for its unique areas of expertise — industries that encompass air, land, sea and space.
The winners of the fall Engineering Design Showcase were announced on Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The event was the culmination of a semester-long effort by students to solve real-world problems posed by industry sponsors. Participants included first-year students through seniors across a number of engineering disciplines.
Penn State will honor four members of the College of Engineering faculty with the 2012 Faculty/Staff Awards. The annual awards recognize high levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service among employees from across campuses, colleges and administrative units.
A team of Penn State aerospace engineering students was recently announced as the first-place undergraduate winner of the 27th annual American Helicopter Society (AHS) International/Industry Student Design Competition.
The Department of Aerospace Engineering will stage its annual Haunted Helicopter Lab this week on the second floor of Engineering Unit C. The haunted lab, which is free and open to the public, will take place noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Visitors may enter the lab through the elevator on the west end of Unit C, next to Foundry Park. The Engineering Units are located between Hammond Building and the Hintz Family Alumni Center.
Aerospace engineering students place second in the 27th Annual American Helicopter Society (AHS) Student Design Competition. Elise Baker, Andrew Brookhart, Scott Ford, Michael Jostes, Ryan Neely, Peter Romano and Christopher Wilbur, all recent graduates in Aerospace Engineering, placed second in the undergraduate design category. The team was led by faculty advisers Edward Smith, professor of aerospace engineering, and Robert Bill, a staff member with University Outreach, during the students preliminary and detail design courses.
A new historical marker erected by the Penn State Alumni Association commemorates a pioneering aeronautical research project in the College of Engineering. The marker, located in Foundry Park (behind Hammond Building), is dedicated to Boeing professor emeritus of aerospace engineering Barnes McCormick and his research team, who made the first measurements of the details of wake turbulence behind a full-scale airplane. These measurements were later used in setting separation distances between aircraft operating in and out of airport, distances codified today in the regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration and international agencies.
Edward Smith, professor of aerospace engineering, has been chosen to receive the 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award. The annual award is being presented to Smith for his co-authorship of the paper, "Multi-Harmonic Adaptive Vibration Control of Misaligned Driveline via Active Magnetic Bearings."
Jacob Langelaan, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 15th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The participants, engineers ages 30 to 45, were nominated by colleagues or organizations for performing exceptional research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. Only 88 of the nation's most promising engineers were selected out of 240 applicants.
Mark Maughmer, professor of aerospace engineering, has been named the winner of the American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) 2009 Fred Merryfield Design Award. The award honors an engineering educator for his or her creativity and demonstrated excellence in the teaching of engineering design.
Stanton Sollenberger, a master's degree student in engineering science and mechanics, has received three prestigious awards since January 2009. Sollenberger's paper, "Effect of Stress Concentrations in Flexible Matrix Composite Driveshafts," won first place in the American Helicopter Society's (AHS) Robert L. Lichten Competition, Mid-East Region. The same paper earned Sollengberger the 2009 AHS/NASA Summer Internship Award from the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Sollenberger also was named the winner of the 2009 American Helicopter Society Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship in the Master of Science category.
Five students from the College of Engineering are among the winners of the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International's 2009 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship awards. Stanton Sollenberger, a graduate student in engineering science and mechanics, and William Kong, a graduate student in aerospace engineering, are winners in the M.S. category. The Ph.D. candidate winners include aerospace engineering students Mihir Mistry, Chandrashakhar Tiwari and Seongkyu Lee.
Five individuals from the College of Engineering received 2009 Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Recognition Awards. Cheryl Knobloch, recruiting coordinator for the Women in Engineering Program, was named a winner in the staff category. Natalie Bryner, a fifth-year architectural engineering student and president of the Society of Women Engineers, was selected in the undergraduate student category. Educational Equity Merit Scholarship recipients included undergraduate engineering students Gea Johnson, architectural engineering; Erika Lieberknecht, aerospace engineering; and Krysta Skinner, architectural engineering.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will honor George Lesieutre, professor and head of the aerospace engineering department, with the distinction of fellow. The AIAA, which serves more than 35,000 members worldwide, is devoted to advancing the state of aerospace engineering, engineering and technical leadership.