Aeronautics and Astronautics News
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.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Now billions of questions can be answered in about three minutes.
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."
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.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in engineering.
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."
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
International participants from academia, industry and government collaborate on projects at biennial summer program.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Unique engineering course draws students from across campus with its hands-on approach to creating pilotless aircraft.
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.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Professor Marco Pavone is perfecting a system to dispatch fleets of autonomous shuttles, buses and taxis.
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.
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.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Cutting edge thinkers traded ideas and updates at a symposium that was recorded and archived.
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.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Associate Professor Gianluca Iaccarino will lead a government-funded project that will use the next generation of supercomputers to model techniques that could dramatically increase the efficiency of solar power. The project will receive $3.2 million per year for five years.
Stanford professor and former NASA official explains how NASA might revive the Kepler space telescope
Monday, May 20, 2013
Scott Hubbard, a consulting professor of aeronautics and astronautics, helped guide the Kepler mission when he served as director of NASA Ames Research Center. He explains how NASA might bring the planet-hunting spacecraft back online.
Monday, May 20, 2013
President Hennessy, Jerry Yang and 200 others toast GPS pioneer and wife for lifetime achievements and gift that will fund a state-of-the-art research environment and two professorships in the School of Engineering.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Assistant Professor will study the behaviors of plasmas created when tiny meteoroids and space debris are vaporized in hypervelocity collisions with spacecraft.