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September 2016

AE Welcomes a New Associate Chair: Prof. Stephen Ruffin

The promotion of 23-year faculty member Stephen Ruffin will give longtime associate chair Jeff Jagoda more time to focus on his new duties as associate chair for administration and finance. Lakshmi Sankar will continue to serve as the associate chair for undergraduate programsread more

News @AE

Tech TowerAE Ranked #2...again

The Daniel Guggenheim School was officially named the second-highest  ranking undergraduate aerospace engineering program in the country by U. S. News & World Report. This is not the first time AE's undergraduate program has been so highly ranked, but it is the first time we asked our undergrads to weigh in on the news. 
read their thoughts

AE's J.P. Clarke and Massimo Ruzzene Chosen for Professorships

JP ClarkeThe tremendous career contributions of longtime AE professors John-Paul Clarke and Massimo Ruzzene were recognized recently with their appointment to two named professorships. Clarke was appointed by Dean Gary May to the College of Engineering’s Dean’s Professorship  and Ruzzene was awarded the first-ever Pratt & Whitney Professorship in Aerospace Engineering. read more

AE's IPLE joins $1.25M NASA STEM Initiative

Daniel SchrageNASA has recently announced its selection of Georgia Tech's Innovative Mars Exploration Education and Technology (IMEET) program to join a three-year, $1.25 million project to promote STEM engagement in the next generation of high school and college students. read more
Five AE students: the AE Career Fair Organizers

SGT's AE Career Fair Headlines Career Week

For many AE students, the highlight of Georgia Tech Career Week (Sept. 11-16) was the AE Career Fair, sponsored by Sigma Gamma Tau on Sept. 14. Every recruiter was looking for exactly what the Daniel Guggenheim School produces in volume: the smartest, hardest-working, and most innovative aerospace engineers in the world. If we sound like we're boasting, check out these photos and you'll see what we mean.


Prof. Vigor Yang gives 2016 AIAA Von Kármán Lecture

The von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics honors an individual who has performed notably and distinguished themselves technically in the field of astronautics, and is named in honor of Theodore von Kármán, a world-famous authority on aerospace sciences. read more
From the Chair
Dr. Vigor Yang

Heraclitus was right: the only thing that is constant is change.

If I needed any proof of that, I found it in September.

The month began with the elevation of two longtime faculty  - Profs. John-Paul Clarke and Massimo Ruzzene -  who were named to endowed professorships. Recognition long overdue.

About two weeks  later, we gathered together for a bittersweet celebration of  Prof. Robert Braun who left us after 13 years to become dean of the engineering program at the University of Colorado's Boulder campus. A brilliant career move for a productive colleague.

On the last day of the month I had the extreme pleasure of naming Prof. Stephen Ruffin as  the new associate chair of graduate programs. He joins my treasured colleagues Profs. Jeff Jagoda and Lakshmi Sankar. A  perfectly configured leadership team for a school that is deservedly ambitious.

I can't predict what will change next. But with this team behind me, I think excellence will be our constant.


John LaughterAESAC Chair John Laughter:

"Seven Things You Should Know"

As a part of the occasional AE alumni series "Things You Should Know," Delta Airlines executive (and AESAC chair) John Laughter shared some of the wisdom that nearly three decades of industry experience has given him.  read more

Andrew and Stephanie Ollikainen:

Giving to AE is a Labor of Love

Their shared sense of purpose – and gratitude – recently prompted Andrew Ollikainen, BSAE '07, and his wife Stephanie to make an estate donation to AE. Their relatively young age belies the couple's mutual commitment to a timeless legacy. find out more about these Georgia Tech supporters.

Connect with GT for Homecoming 2016

October 27-29

There's nothing more Georgia Tech than a good old fashioned hack-a-thon. Join us!

The School of Aerospace Engineering Student Advisory Council (SAESAC) has teamed up with GTRI and some industry experts to sponsor 25 hours of competitive problem-solving. It's why we love Georgia Tech. If you are near campus Nov. 5-6, why not come by and watch the spectacle?

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