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Committee recommends building to be named after astronaut engineering alumnus


A building at Innovation Park at Penn State was recommended to be named in honor of Guion S. Bluford, Penn State aerospace engineering alumnus and internationally renowned astronaut and engineering leader.

Professor to lead Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach


Jacqueline O'Connor, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, will lead the newly created Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach.

Aerospace engineering department head named AIAA fellow


Amy Pritchett, head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world's largest aerospace professional society.

Engineering associate dean receives lifetime achievement award


SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has named George Lesieutre, associate dean for research and graduate programs and professor of aerospace engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, the recipient of the 2020 SPIE Smart Structures and Materials (SSM) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Aerospace engineering professor recognized for influence in astrodynamics


Robert Melton, professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, has been selected to receive the American Astronautical Society’s 2019 Dirk Brouwer Award for his substantial contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics.

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