Dr. Geordie Richards to join MAE Department Fall 2016
MAE is pleased to announce Dr. Geordie Richards will be joining the MAE department as an assistant professor beginning fall 2016.
Dr. Richards received his HonBSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Mathematics from the University of Toronto (PhD 2012). He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (2012-2013), and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rochester (2013-2016). Dr. Richards was also a Research Member at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute during fall 2015. Dr. Richards research is focused on the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations coming from physics and engineering, specifically dispersive equations and the equations of fluid mechanics. His interests relate to statistical properties of solutions, including the analysis of invariant measures, and ergodic theory for turbulent stochastic flows. Dr. Richards has delivered invited talks at several international conferences as well as research seminars at Princeton, Cornell, and Duke University, among other institutions. He has extensive teaching experience, and has received awards for excellence in teaching.
NASA Selects MAE Team for Small Rocket Motor Research
USU Aerospace engineering students are leading exciting new research into the future of small rocket motors. The team of undergraduate students, led by Professor Stephen Whitmore, will get a $200,000 NASA grant to better understand how a new generation of “green” rocket motors could help revolutionize the space industry. Click here to read full story.
MAE Senior Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship
Nathan Stacey, a senior in mechanical and aerospace engineering was awarded the NSF Fellowship along with 2,000 other students across the country. Stacey plans to attend graduate school at Stanford this fall. Click here to read full story.
Truscott's Research Unravels Science of Skipping Spheres
It takes a perfect flick of the wrist and just the right angle to get a disk-shaped stone to skip across the surface of the water multiple times. So why is it so easy to get such impressive water-skipping performance from an elastic ball with only a mediocre launch? Click here to read full story.
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Finals Week 5/2- 6
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Saturday, May 7, 2:30 p.m.
Spring 2016 Defenses
3/16 9:30 am Munro Dissertation
3/16 3:00 pm Fisher Thesis
3/17 1:00 pm Ralphs Thesis
3/17 2:30 pm Hoffman Report
3/18 1:30 pm Gardner Thesis
3/18 3:00 pm Tong Dissertation
4/08 1:00 pm Erekson Thesis
4/22 2:00 pm Devan Radle
4/27 7:30 am Abhishek Manjunath
4/27 8:30 am Parwinder Mehrok
4/28 9:00 am Eric Torres
4/11 Grad Student registration
4/15 Open registration
8/29 First day of classes
- New Aero PhD approved
- The new Aerospace Engineering PhD program, approved by the Utah System of Higher Education Board of Regents on Friday, May 15, 2015, will be the only such program offered in Utah and one of only 12 offered in the western United States. Admission begins fall 2015.
- Truscott a 2015 Young Investigator Award Recipient
- The Office of Naval Research's (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) is designed to promote the professional development of early-career academic scientists who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The funding supports lab equipment, graduate student stipends and other expenses.
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