From the Department Chair
As we close out our first year in the ASE Building, we have many reasons to celebrate. We are finally settled into our new home in which we have wonderful open collaboration spaces, expanded student project and research labs, and new labs for Satellite Dynamics, Humanoid Robotics and Space Object Visualization. We’ve also expanded our footprint beyond the aerospace building with 5,000 square feet of new lab space for mechanics in the new Engineering Education and Research Center. This year, both our graduate and undergraduate aerospace engineering programs rose to No. 7 in the U.S. News & World Report
rankings, a testament to the great things our faculty, students and alumni continue to do. In this last issue of the year, I'm pleased to share a glimpse of the work that our community is doing to change the world.
Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and a happy new year.
Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Clare Cockrell Williams Chair in Engineering