University of Maryland
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Newsletter | Spring 2016
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Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor James E. Hubbard, Jr. has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Hubbard was recognized as the key pioneer in developing piezo-film sensors and piezo-electric actuation systems for smart structures and materials applications, as well as his extensive contribution to aerospace engineering in the field of smart structures. Read More.

Three students, Sylvie DeLaHunt, Elaine Petro and Lauren Trollinger, have been named "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties" by Penton's Aviation Week Network.

"These three graduate students have all demonstrated that they are outstanding scholars, as well as leaders in the Department of Aerospace Engineering," said Norman Wereley, Department Chair and Minta Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. "These women are outstanding examples of how well graduate students can flourish in our graduate program!" Read More.

President Barack Obama has named Anya Jones, a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read More.



Aerospace Engineering Students and Alumni Receive NSF Fellowships

AHS International Awards Six UMD Faculty, Students and Alumni for
Their Contributions in Rotorcraft Research

Faculty News

Sedwick & Hartzell Receive NASA Early Stage Innovations Awards

Hubbard Named SPIE 2016 Smart Structures and Materials Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Cadou Named ASME Fellow

Paley to speak at 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Leishman Named to Rank of Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering

Alumni News

Alumnus Heads Up DARPA X-Plane Project,
Quoted by CNN

Dr. Ashish Bagai (B.S. '90, M.S. '92, Ph.D. '95) is the program manager of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office, and heads up the agency's Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) project. He was recently quoted by CNN on the project in conjunction with Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation's 'Lighting Strike' VTOL X-plane design.

Alumnus Named
2016 Black Engineer
of the Year

Aerospace Engineering alumnus Christopher T. Jones (Ph.D. '97) was selected as the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) by Black Engineer magazine.

Student News

Hasan Receives NASA
Space Flight Awareness
Silver Snoopy Award

Moretto Named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar

UMD-led Team Advances in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Students Win at 2015 AIAA YPSE Conference

Two Students Place at SAMPE Student Research Symposium

Eisdorfer Receives Sikorsky Corporate Partners Scholarship

DeLaHunt Receives Honorable Mention in ASEE Diversity Essay Content


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