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Tag: Aerospace engineering

Aerial view of Long-EZ aircraft displayed on Centennial Campus.

May 20, 2022

Long-EZ Aircraft donation to increase teaching, learning options

Walter Grantz’ passion for flying led him to building his own Long-EZ aircraft — a tandem two-seater with a swept main wing with root leading-edge strakes and winglets, foam-fiberglass sandwich composite structure and a “canard” front wing that makes the plane stall resistant. Powered by a Lycoming O-235 engine, he completed the aircraft in 1991. 

Solteria Ross poses in graduation gown in front of Hunt Library.

May 4, 2022

Senior Solteria Ross gives herself grace

Solteria Ross, who graduates this May with a B.S. in aerospace engineering and minors in English and women’s and gender studies, has enjoyed her classes, internships and experiences learning about one of her earliest passions, space. But dance, which she started at 3 years old, is what has kept her grounded during her years at NC State. 

Student working on senior design project.

Apr 22, 2022

MAE senior design week 2022

Each year, seniors from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering participate in their respective Senior Design Courses, in which students design, manufacture and build a variety of senior design projects. 

James Reardon

Jan 9, 2020

Meet James Reardon

Meet James Reardon who studied abroad at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. 

high-powdered rocketry club pre-launch team

Oct 24, 2019

High-Powered Rocketry Club wins altitude award at NASA competition

As their rocket climbed toward the sky outside NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the NC State High-Powered Rocketry Club members watched it go up — and up, and up. 

Gemini trainer Jim Prim and George Prude

Jul 16, 2019

Chasing the moon

A decisive victory in the moon race came 50 years ago this summer. In July 1969, NASA landed the first man on the moon with the Apollo 11 mission. Key in that achievement were dozens of NC State alumni. 

Image of Mary Hesler

Dec 21, 2018

Navy pilot’s Engineering Online degree will take her career to new heights

When it came time for Mary Hesler — a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy — to choose a master’s degree program, she needed an option that would not slow her down. 

Aerospace engineering senior Lila Crick

Nov 8, 2018

Meet Lila Crick

Aerospace engineering senior Lila Crick answers questions about her Study Abroad experience in France. 

Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College, recognized 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Hassan and Icenhour at a banquet on Nov. 1.

Nov 9, 2017

College names Distinguished Engineering Alumni for 2017

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University named the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award winners for 2017. The recipients are Basil Hassan, senior manager of the Thermal, Fluid, and Aero Sciences Group for Sandia National Laboratories and Alan S. Icenhour, associate laboratory director for the Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

Madison Malone

May 25, 2017

MAE student selected as elite astronaut scholar

Aerospace engineering student, Madison Maloney, has been selected to join the 2017-18 Astronaut Scholars. She will attend the Innovators Gala in Washinton, D.C., from September 14–16, where she will be awarded up to $10,000 and recognized with other members of the Astronaut Scholar Honor Society.