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An Engaged Cornell Curriculum Grant to develop a new course

An Engaged Cornell Curriculum Grant to develop a new course

August 17, 2015

has been awarded to Professor Rebecca Barthelmie read more

Savransky savors role in major exoplanet discovery

Savransky savors role in major exoplanet discovery

August 13, 2015

Dmitry Savransky is passionate about his role in finding 51 Eridani b, an extrasolar planet – planets found outside of our own solar system – about 100 light-years away. read more

Engineering Project Teams Exemplify Alumni Support

Engineering Project Teams Exemplify Alumni Support

August 3, 2015

A quarter of all undergraduate engineering students participate on a growing number of project teams -- 23 in 2014-15. Project team alumni say the real-life design, teamwork and hands-on experience... read more

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Student Awards

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Student Awards

June 24, 2015

announced at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, May 24, 2015. read more

Three MAE researchers awarded funding

Three MAE researchers awarded funding

June 19, 2015

from the Atkinson Center's 2015 Academic Venture Fund. read more

MAE Commencement 2015 Montage.

MAE Commencement 2015 Montage.

June 18, 2015

Congratulations to the class of 2015! read more

Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

June 18, 2015

Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) has given $1.2 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 11 new university projects from 37 proposals. read more

Silvia Ferrari promoted

Silvia Ferrari promoted

June 15, 2015

to Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2015. Congratulations! read more

David Erickson promoted

David Erickson promoted

June 15, 2015

to Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2015. Congratulations! read more

Video of the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Video of the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

June 15, 2015

2015 Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, May 24, 2015. read more

Turbulent fluid flow expert John Lumley dies at 84

Turbulent fluid flow expert John Lumley dies at 84

June 12, 2015

John L. Lumley, the Willis H. Carrier Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, died May 30 of brain cancer in Ithaca. He was 84. read more

Professor Lumley passes away

Professor Lumley passes away

June 11, 2015

Dr. John Leask Lumley, Willis H. Carrier Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, died quietly on Saturday, May 30th,2015. read more

Engineers' synthetic immune organ produces antibodies

Engineers' synthetic immune organ produces antibodies

June 10, 2015

Cornell engineers have created a synthetic immune organ that produces antibodies and can be controlled in the lab, completely separate from a living organism. read more

Hadas Kress-Gazit promoted

Hadas Kress-Gazit promoted

June 1, 2015

to Associate Professor with permanent Tenure effective July 1, 2015. Congratulations! read more

Olivier Desjardins promoted

Olivier Desjardins promoted

June 1, 2015

to Associate Professor with permanent Tenure effective July 1, 2015. Congratulations! read more

Malika Grayson, (PhD, ’16, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

Malika Grayson, (PhD, ’16, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

June 1, 2015

is awarded a Rudd Mayer Fellowship from the Women of Wind Energy. read more

Hiu Fat (Eric) Tse selected as the

Hiu Fat (Eric) Tse selected as the

May 26, 2015

Werring Walter Excellence Studies Prize. This award was established to recognize talented and dedicated undergraduate Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students who have enhanced... read more

International consortium collaborating to improve wind farm efficiency

International consortium collaborating to improve wind farm efficiency

May 26, 2015

at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada. read more

35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

May 21, 2015

Merrill Scholars' high school teachers and Cornell faculty members were recognized by President David Skorton and the college deans at a luncheon and ceremony at Willard Straight Hall May 20. read more

Campbell has been honored

Campbell has been honored

May 13, 2015

as the John A. Mellowes '60 Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering by the Cornell University College of Engineering. read more

Jason Flahie Ends His Successful Year as President of ASME

Jason Flahie Ends His Successful Year as President of ASME

May 12, 2015

Jason Flahie has served as president of the Cornell Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. read more

Congratulations to ASME and AIAA Executive Board Members from the MAE Community

Congratulations to ASME and AIAA Executive Board Members from the MAE Community

May 12, 2015

On May 4, 2015, The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) held a recognition ceremony honoring students who served on the executive boards of the Cornell Chapters of the... read more

Cornell Baja competed

Cornell Baja competed

May 12, 2015

this past weekend in Maryland and took first in Design, Endurance, and Overall! read more

Soft robot to swim through Europa's oceans

Soft robot to swim through Europa's oceans

May 12, 2015

A Cornell engineering team has received a $100,000 starter grant from NASA to develop a soft, swimming robot suitable for exploring the harsh conditions of other worlds, notably Jupiter's moon Europa. read more

Sonia Luther has been selected

Sonia Luther has been selected

May 11, 2015

to speak at the May 24, 2015 Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduation Ceremony in Bailey Hall. read more

2015 Merrill Presidential Scholars:  Include two MAE students:

2015 Merrill Presidential Scholars: Include two MAE students:

May 7, 2015

Eric Ching and Ankith Harathi to be honored at the Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation in May. Merrill scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholastic accomplishments, but also... read more

Selva's book takes modern look at system architecture

Selva's book takes modern look at system architecture

May 6, 2015

A new book co-authored by Cornell systems engineer Daniel Selva offers a modern take on the science behind complex systems. read more

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

May 5, 2015

A Cornell student team has advanced to the finals in a national competition to build a prototype machine to assist human explorers on Mars. They will compete in the Utah desert May 28-30. read more

Cornell panelists discuss robotics' role in our lives

Cornell panelists discuss robotics' role in our lives

April 27, 2015

"To what extent are you willing to let robots into your life?" That was one question posed Sunday by Cornell University experts on the panel "Robotics: Today's Intertwining of Engineering and... read more

Prof.Pope announced as Fellow

Prof.Pope announced as Fellow

April 10, 2015

of ASME at the Fall 2014 ASME Fellows Reception. read more

Hod Lipson promoted to Full Professor

Hod Lipson promoted to Full Professor

April 7, 2015

of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, effective April 1, 2015. read more

Engineering society honors two grad students

Engineering society honors two grad students

April 2, 2015

Malika Grayson and Darvin J. Griffin have received the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year award - one of the organization's highest honors for... read more

MAE Grad Student Given National NSBE Award

MAE Grad Student Given National NSBE Award

March 31, 2015

Malika Grayson Wins National NSBE Award read more

BOOM showcases high-tech student projects March 25

BOOM showcases high-tech student projects March 25

March 19, 2015

The annual "Bits on Our Minds" (BOOM) event displays projects from across campus that use digital technology - from an automated beer-brewing system to video games and apps not yet on the... read more

Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

March 10, 2015

A technology that generates electricity from the beating wings of birds, bats or even moths could produce enough power to run a device that collects data used by biologists. read more

A clear and audacious goal: USA Today OpEd by Mason Peck

A clear and audacious goal: USA Today OpEd by Mason Peck

February 24, 2015

Defeatism, cynicism and mindless conservatism didn't get us to the moon. read more

Prof. Hernandez: My own McFarland Story

Prof. Hernandez: My own McFarland Story

February 20, 2015

Professor Christopher Hernandez of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has published an Opinion piece on the Fox News... read more

Cornell CoE and ANSYS helping

Cornell CoE and ANSYS helping

February 20, 2015

to train next generation of engineers worldwide to become proficient in engineering simulation solutions. read more

Prof. Williamson discusses sailing,

Prof. Williamson discusses sailing,

February 12, 2015

approach to education in the Cornell Daily Sun 'Cornell Close-Ups'. read more

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

January 29, 2015

Max Zhang and Xiyue Zhang (no relation) examined how firing up diesel backup generators in non-emergency situations could boost atmospheric ozone concentrations due to additional nitrogen oxide... read more

MAE Prof. Shepherd receives the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Award

MAE Prof. Shepherd receives the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Award

January 15, 2015

The Air Force YIP supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. read more

Cornell University to buy output

Cornell University to buy output

January 9, 2015

from Black Oak Community Wind Farm building upon the university's sustainability goals. read more

Prof. Mason Peck and student Zak Manchester interviewed

Prof. Mason Peck and student Zak Manchester interviewed

January 7, 2015

and aired on PRI's (Public Radio International) Science Friday with Ira Flatow. read more