Aeronautics and Astronautics News

​Stanford engineer Bradford Parkinson, the 'Father of GPS,' wins the prestigious Marconi Prize

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

​The Marconi Prize is awarded each year to recognize major advances in the communications field that benefit humanity.

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A one-of-a-kind wind tunnel for birds paves the way for better drones

Friday, April 22, 2016

An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.

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​John Hennessy: Great leadership can be learned

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stanford University President John Hennessy offers his take on important leadership qualities, Silicon Valley, and the future of higher education.​

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Musical training gives Stanford engineers a creative lift

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.

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Manu Prakash: "You suddenly stumble upon completely new and creative solutions"

Friday, March 4, 2016

Stanford bioengineers explore the inner workings of a novel mode of insect flight.

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Machine-learning makes poverty mapping as easy as night and day

Thursday, February 25, 2016

An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.

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Meet "Hedgehog": Your tour guide to asteroids, comets and other things that whirl around the solar system

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A team of engineers builds a cube-like rover for exploration in some of the most extreme conditions in space.

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Stanford team develops software to predict and prevent drone collisions

Friday, December 11, 2015

How do we prevent collisions when thousands of drones are flying in congested areas? A software-enabled system could play the role of an autonomous air traffic manager for unmanned flights.

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Plasma experiments bring astrophysics down to Earth

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New laboratory technique allows researchers to replicate on a tiny scale the swirling clouds of ionized gases that power the sun, to further our understanding of fusion energy, solar flares and other cosmic phenomena.

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Antony Jameson joins Orville Wright and other aerial pioneers by winning Guggenheim Medal

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Professor of aeronautics and astronautics earns the field’s highest honor for developing the algorithms that designers use to optimize aerodynamic performance; it is Jameson’s third major honor in what has been an extraordinary year for this Stanford aeronautics expert.

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Four engineering faculty members' projects receive grants to tackle major environmental challenges

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment jump-starts interdisciplinary projects around the world.

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Stanford Engineering Hero Charles Simonyi talks about creating first WYSIWYG software, space travel and challenges of making a profit

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Computer Science alum shares stories about working with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and his two flights to the International Space Station.

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Stanford engineers team up with U.S. Army to set computational record

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Now billions of questions can be answered in about three minutes.

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Antony Jameson to receive the Association for Computational Mechanics John von Neumann Medal

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Professor of aeronautics and astronautics honored for "pioneering contributions to computational fluid dynamics, particular to advances in the study of compressible flow over aircraft and the optimal design of air foils."

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Five faculty members receive NSF Early Career Development awards

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Assistant professors Amin Arbabian, Michael Lepech, Marco Pavone, Manu Prakash and Sindy Tang awarded grants to help promising junior faculty pursue outstanding research while also improving education.

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Four Stanford Engineering professors named IEEE fellows

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in engineering.

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Stanford Engineering alum James Spilker wins 2015 IEEE Edison Medal

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Spilker, a consulting professor at Stanford Engineering, was honored for "contributions to the technology and implementation of civilian GPS navigation systems."

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The 15th Biennial Summer Program of the Center for Turbulence Research

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

International participants from academia, industry and government collaborate on projects at biennial summer program.

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Stanford course gives students just 10 weeks to design, build and fly tiny 'rescue' aircraft

Friday, August 15, 2014

Unique engineering course draws students from across campus with its hands-on approach to creating pilotless aircraft.

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Stanford and Saudi scientists launch six-year collaboration on aerospace research

Friday, August 1, 2014

New fuels, flight designs, safety techniques, space missions and supporting technologies are expected to emerge from the new Stanford Center of Excellence in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Stanford engineers head to Washington to demonstrate software for controlling fleets of robo-cars

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Professor Marco Pavone is perfecting a system to dispatch fleets of autonomous shuttles, buses and taxis.

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Stanford opens state-of-the-art facility for collaborative scientific visualization

Thursday, June 5, 2014

An immersive visualization environment, the HIVE will give researchers a powerful new tool to advance our knowledge across many disciplines. Members of the Stanford community are invited to tour the new research and teaching facility on June 6.

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Stanford professor shapes safety specs for next-generation aircraft

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fu-Kuo Chang, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics, led an international effort to build sensors into the skin and bones of planes, creating a “nervous system” to continuously monitor their structural health.

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NASA Event Brings Space Scientists To Stanford Engineering

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cutting edge thinkers traded ideas and updates at a symposium that was recorded and archived.

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President Obama selects two Stanford engineers for early career award

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sigrid Close, an assistant professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Jennifer Dionne, an assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering, will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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