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Aerospace engineering professor emeritus receives national recognition for career achievement

LAWRENCE — A longtime University of Kansas professor has been honored with an award to recognize his career achievements in aerospace engineering education.

KUAE Alumnus Cathy Downen Leads Gulfstream Certification Team

The linked article details Cathy Downen's excellence in directing Gulfstream's type certification program and celebrates her mentorship and guidance to women in aerospace engineering. KUAE is proud to count her as a Jayhawk.

KUAE Alumnus Tom Carr Awarded Flight Test Pilot Honor

Tom Carr (BSAE '77), Garmin director of flight operations and chief test pilot, received the Society of Experimental Test Pilot's 2020 Iven C. Kincheloe Award. Carr graduated with his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Kansas.  

KUAE Student Teams Achieve Three AIAA Design Awards

KUAE student teams won three awards in the 2019-2020 AIAA Design Competition.

Three KUAE Alumni Receive AIAA Sustained Service Awards

Three KUAE alumni--Dr. Willem Anemaat, Dr. Vicki Johnson, and Dr. David Levy--have been honored with 2021 AIAA Sustained Service Awards.

In Memoriam… James A. “Jack” Franklin (BSAE ’61, MSAE ’62)

KUAE mourns the loss of James A. “Jack” Franklin (BSAE ’61, MSAE ’62), a distinguished member of the KU Aerospace Engineering Honor Roll. Jack passed away at home on Jan 22, 2020 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Huixuan Wu Earns National Science Foundation Career Award

Five assistant professors at the University of Kansas have each received a prestigious grant designed to help early-career faculty members in STEM disciplines establish a lifetime of leadership in their respective fields.

Doctoral Student Sal Rahmani Wins 2020 CGRS

H. Ronald Miller (BSAE ’61, MSAE ’62) and Sandra K. Miller Endow Scholarship Fund in Honor of Professor Vincent U. Muirhead (Feb 16, 1919 – April 30, 2019)

There is no set formula for how personal interaction results in a lasting impact, but for H. Ronald Miller (BSAE ’61, MSAE’62) one such impact took root in crossing paths with a new faculty member, who had an interesting idea and a challenging problem. Prof.

Dr. Saeed Farokhi Publishes New Textbook

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