The Aerospace Graduate Student Council (AERO GSC) represents the graduate student body in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. 

Our main vision is to work as a communication channel between the graduate students and the faculty. We work to support the students on their professional development, integrate new students with the department, and develop a sense of community between the students.


Vikram Kinra

  • Professor
  • Director of Teaching Fellows Program
Vikram Kinra

John Valasek

  • Professor and Holder of the Thaman Professorship
  • Director, Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems Laboratory
  • Director, Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory
John Valasek

Gail Rowe

  • Academic Advisor IV
Gail Rowe

 Gsc Members Web

From left to right: Attanu Halder, Niladri Das, Vishala, Dipanjan Saha, Mauricio Coen

Contact Information:

You can contact the AERO GSC by sending us an email to or personally to one of our members:


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Aerospace Graduate Forum (AGF)

The Aero Grad Forum (AGF) is a place for aerospace students to share ideas and socialize with free food! Every week, one graduate student in our department will be able to give a presentation or lead a discussion for 30 minutes followed by a Q&A session while we all enjoy a free dinner.

Link to past presentations:

Past Events:

Please check all images from the past events:

Fall 2016 Pumpkin Social (Oct. 14, 2016)

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Fall 2016 Grad Student Picnic (Sept. 2, 2016)

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Fall 2016 New Grads Welcome Dinner (Aug. 31, 2016)

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Recommended Courses Outside AERO Department:

The AERO GSC, in partnership with AERO faculty, compiled a list of recommended courses outside the aerospace department that might be helpful for students creating their degree plans. The courses are meant to complement the ones offered by the aerospace department. 

Dynamics and Control group

Aerodynamics and Propulsion group (to be compiled)

Materials and Structures group (to be compiled)