University of Maryland
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Newsletter | Summer 2017
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Spring 2017 Newsletter #2

A team of University of Maryland (UMD) students took first place in Technical Design at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition 2017 Technical Challenge. The UMD team, Wind TERPines, was one of ten teams from around the country selected to take part in this year’s competition held April 20-22 at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colo.

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Researchers Assistant Professor Anya Jones and Dr. Andrew Lind (Ph.D. ’15) successfully demonstrated for the first time, time-resolved flow field measurements of reverse flow using particle image velocimetry in the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel.

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Three aerospace engineering students win National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships: Lucas Pratt, Cameron Butler and Patrick Washington.

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Department News

Kaplan Receives Patent for Orbital Debris Removal System
Patent explores new apparatus and techniques for orbital debris removal.   

Emergency Medical Delivery Testing Featured on
Voice of America

UMD Loop Speaks at NASA Goddard,
Visits Local Motors

The Department Hosted Board of Visitor Members for Spring Meeting

Members had the opportunity to tour some of the department's unique facilities such as the Space Systems Labs' Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility.

Faculty News

Faculty Members Anya Jones and Derek Paley Promoted

Student News

Three Students Named Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholars for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Two UMD Students Receive 2017 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships 

UMD Students Place at AIAA Student Conference

Four Students Receive Society of Satellite Professionals International Scholarships

Ph.D. candidate Will Staruk awarded 2017 Alex Brown Leadership Award

Jarrah Wins 2017 UMD Libraries Award

Alumni News

In case you missed it, alumnus Christopher Jones (Ph.D. '97) was featured in the spring 2017 issue of the Clark School's E@M magazine. Read more.

AHS 73 Alumni Networking Event

The department was excited to connect with more than 50 alumni during the recent AHS International Forum held May 9-11 in Fort Worth, Texas.

In the Baltimore Area?

Join us at the
Baltimore Alumni & Friends Networking Event

Sponsored by Whiting-Turner
The Engineer's Club in Baltimore, MD
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 PM


Contributions to the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Maryland help create more educational and research opportunities for our students, faculty, and department. Your contribution, no matter how large or small, can have an impact on a student today, and far reaching impacts for tomorrow.

The Aerospace Engineering Chair's Undergraduate Education Fund supports initiatives and awards for undergraduates at the discretion of the Department Chair such as, but not limited to awards, student team materials, conference and competition travel, and student grants.

Learn More About How You Can Support Aerospace Engineering at Maryland

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