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The Office of the Vice President for Diversity this week announced that Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering professor Stephen Ruffin has been chosen to receive a 2015 Diversity Champion Award.
<p><em>Prof. Evangelos Theodorou, the head of the Autonomous Control and Decisions Systems Lab, will host "Learning, Perception, and Control in Robots and Humans" on Aug. 25-26.</em> <a href="http://acds-lab.gatech.edu/News.html#"><em><strong>Find out more.</strong></em></a></p>
A grant from the National Science Foundation is providing GT-AE professor Evangelos Theodorou a platform to further explore control, computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
<p><em>Seen here at the Yellow Jacket Flying Club's "Fly-in" at the Habersham County Airport. Portman is one of the vice presidents of that organization.</em></p>
Michael Portman, an undergraduate in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, has been chosen by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to receive one of its 2015 Hansen Scholarships.
<p><em>Dr. Christopher Jones, AE '86, is seen here at his 2015 induction to the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. A week later, Jones was selected as an Associate Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.</em></p>
how hard you should push yourself in the coming year(s). We thought it was a good time to introduce you to an alumnus, Christopher Jones, whose success illustrates something every Yellow Jacket needs to know.
<p><em>Dr. Kelly Griendling, left, and one of the STEP students at the graduation ceremony, July 24. </em></p>
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) have selected GT-AE's Science Technology and Engineering Pipeline (STEP) summer camp as one of 41 finalists in the fourth annual STEM Education Awards.
<p><a href="http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=260">Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld</a></p>
One of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Engineering's most esteemed alumni is coming home.
<p><em><strong>Tom Neuman, MSAE '15, is seen here with a model of The Vapor, the hydrogen fuel cell-powered plane he designed for the NASA University Design Challenge: All Electric Aviation Vehicle competition.</strong></em></p>
An airplane developed by Tom Neuman, MSAE '15, has won top honors in the graduate division of NASA's 2014-15 University Design Challenge: All-electric Aviation Vehicle competition.
<p><strong><em>Dr. Mitchell Walker,</em></strong><em> first row, far right, brought together a panel of experts at AIAA's Propulsion &amp; Energy Forum 360, held in Orlando, FL, July 27-29. Joining him, (from top left) are: </em><strong><em>Mark Lewis, Peter Lord, Roger Myers, Jeffrey Sheehy, and Jonny Dyer. </em></strong><em>Check out <a href="http://www.aiaa-propulsionenergy.org/GovtInvestments_PE2015/"><strong>this video</strong></a> of the panel's discussion.</em></p>
It takes more than a great idea to make an impact in today’s space technology market. Just ask Prof. Mitchell Walker.
<p><strong><em>Philip A. Fawcett, PhDAE '93</em></strong></p>
The following is a part of an occasional series in which we ask GT-AE alumni to give today's students some perspective on the career and life choices that are ahead of them.
Professor Robert Braun was one of five renowned planetary science and aerospace experts invited to give testimony before the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology on July 28.
<p><strong>USAF Brigadier General <br />Lenny J. Richoux</strong></p>
eorgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering alumnus Lenny J. Richoux, BAE'89, is now officially a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, following a June 5 promotion and ceremonial pinning ceremony at the Pentagon on July 2.
<p><em><strong>The mission control team at Georgia Tech, from left, undergraduates Christopher Pubillones, Nick Zerbonia, Teresa Spinelli, Kevin Okseniuk, and GT-AE Professor David Spencer. Check out <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K63So6sn68k">this video</a> of their reactions to the May 20 launch.</strong></em></p>
The final -- and most dramatic -- stage of the LightSail-A mission was pulled off this week when the 11-pound spacecraft deployed its 344-square-foot solar sail in low-Earth orbit, returning a mesmerizing image to its cheering sections at Georgia Tech.
<p><em>Morgan and Vickie Brian are seen here at the beginning of the World Soccer Finals in Canada. Vickie and her husband Steve returned to Canada to watch Morgan finish the job on July 5.</em></p>
On Sunday, July 5, when the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team bested Japan (5-2) to take home the World Cup, Vickie Brian, GT-AE's assistant director for operations, was right at home.
A team of eight graduate and undergraduate researchers from GT-AE’s Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL) has taken home a top honor in the NASA-NIA Revolutionary Aerospace Concepts Academic Linkage (“RASC-AL”) competition.
Seven students enrolled in the School of Aerospace Engineering have been tapped to receive the Presidents Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) this fall, enabling them to continue special projects they have already launched with faculty advisors.
<p>Dr. Marilyn J. Smith</p>
Papers authored by Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering students, faculty, and alumni were awarded top honors by the American Helicopter Society at its 71st Forum, held in Virginia Beach this May.
Brandon Ringfield, a Lithia Springs High School student, is one of several students who will return to GT-AE this summer for the Science Technology and Engineering Pipeline (STEP) camp, sponsored by GT-AE and the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
Associate Professor Brian German has been selected to attend the 2015 Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, to be held Sept. 9-11 in Irvine, CA.
The scholarship of GT-AE graduate student Jonathan Walker was featured during the 62nd Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) conference, held June 1-5 in Nashville, TN.
Two GT-AE faculty, Wenting Sun and Timothy Lieuwen, have been selected by the U.S. DOE to receive more than $2 million in combined research and development grants to facilitate the development & demonstration of next-generation gas turbine technology.

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