Engineering students get real-world look at aerodynamics at Penn State center


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State undergraduate engineering students in the technical elective course, ME 427: Aerodynamics for Mechanical Engineers, recently took a field trip to the Penn State Aviation Center to explore the aircrafts and converse with pilots, crew members and staff. Tom Gorman, manager of aircraft maintenance at the center, taught the students about the practical side of aircraft maintenance and shared some of the center’s recent aerodynamics. The experience provided students the opportunity to see real-world applications of concepts they are learning in class, which is led by Margaret Byron, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.


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