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Charles Noren, a senior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Spirit of Apollo Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Candidates must be pursuing a course of study in any field…


Two students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University won awards at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region IV Student Conference held April 28-30 at the University of Houston. Kanika Gakhar and Carolyn Walther both work in the Advanced Vert…


Bharat Mahajan, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the John V. Breakwell student award for travel to the 27th American Astronautical Society (AAS)/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Flight Mechanics meeting he…


For researchers building what could be the world’s smallest cyclocopter — a drone powered by two spinning paddle-
wheel-like cyclorotors — every gram counts. The edges of each of the craft’s eight rotor blades were made by hand-laying hair-thin carbon fiber strands preimpregnated with epoxy into a T…


Dr. John Valasek, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a 2017 AIAA Fellow. The AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon 1 percent of its members in recognition of t…


Dr. Darren Hartl, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his student research team from his Multifunctional Materials and Aerospace Structures Optimization (M2AESTRO) Lab, helped organize and run the AIAA Foundation’s Generation STEM event in …


Dr. Robert Skelton, TEES Distinguished Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Mechanics and Control of Flight Award for 2017. The award, presented for an outstanding …


Dr. Raktim Bhattacharya, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a 2017 AIAA Associate Fellow. The AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the…


Dr. John Valasek, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), chaired the third intelligent systems workshop for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  The three-day workshop is organiz…


Aerospace engineering graduate students Mauricio Coen, Benjamin Morrell, Austin Probe and Julie Read won the Best Student Paper Award at the AIAA 14th International Space Operations Conference (SpaceOps) in Daejeon, South Korea. Dr. Greg Chamitoff, professor of practice in the Department of Aerospa…


Students from the Advanced Vertical Flight Laboratory (AVFL) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University won first and second place at the 2016 AIAA Region IV Student Conference. Students from 13 different schools took part in the competition. Carl Runco, a graduate stude…


Joshua Harris, Ph.D. student and graduate research assistant in the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory (VSCL) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to join the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC). The ISTC addresses the applica…


Dr. Je-Chin Han, Distinguished Professor and the Marcus C. Esterling Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in re…


Dr. Srinivas Rao Vadali, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Mechanics and Control of Flight Award, the highest award given by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. This award, presented for an outstanding recent technic…


Students from Texas A&M University and The University of Sydney in Australia participated in the Aerial International Robotic Racing of Unmanned Systems (AIRUS) where teams were able to successfully demonstrate remote piloting of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) more than 8,000 miles away. Pi…