Tag: aerospace engineering

Auburn’s first Astronaut Scholar

Aerospace engineering senior Mike Wietstruk is the first Auburn University student to receive the merit-based scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and was one of 50 students from 36 universities across the nation to be awarded. Along with receiving the prestigious award, he also became a member of the Astronaut Scholar Honor Society. The Astronaut…




Getting the shot

A research team led by Brian Thurow, chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and W. Allen and Martha Reed Professor, has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a single-camera imaging system capable of capturing high-speed and 3-D measurements in practical flow fields.A research team led by Brian…




Into the Lab: Aerospace

Andrew Sinclair, associate professor of aerospace engineering, is studying the relative motion dynamics of satellite formations in elliptical orbits. Sinclair, along with Ryan E. Sherrill, aerospace engineering ’13, has been working in collaboration with faculty member Subhash Sinha in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Auburn alumnus Alan Lovell, aerospace engineering ’01, a research aerospace…




Athlete to Academic

John Cochran, department head of aerospace engineering, was presented the 2012 Walter Gilbert Award from Auburn Athletics in October at Jordan-Hare Stadium prior to the Tiger’s game against Texas A&M. The Gilbert Award is presented annually in memory of the Tigers’ three-time All-America center Walter Gilbert, who later became vice president of Texaco’s European oil…