News: MAE

Sibley 150 to celebrate the past, present, and future of mechanical engineering at Cornell

By: Chris Dawson

The “Sibley 150” event will include a keynote delivered by Sibley School alum Bill Nye ’77; a panel discussion on the future of mechanical and aerospace engineering featuring Swati Mohan ’04, MLS Chief Engineer at NASA, Bill Riley ’99, VP Starship Engineering at SpaceX, Mason Peck, the Steven J. Fujikawa ‘77 Professor, Assistant Professor Elaine Petro, and Bill Nye; a panel discussion with eight directors of the Sibley School; and a chance to tour many of the research labs, learning studios and project team spaces central to the work of the Sibley School. In the year-long run up to the event... Read more

Two Cornell scientists chosen for 51 Pegasi b Fellowships, including MAE's Zach Ulibarri

By: Linda B. Glaser

Two early-career scientists at Cornell have been awarded Heising-Simons Foundation 51 Pegasi b Fellowships: Lígia Fonseca Coelho, a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Zach Ulibarri, a postdoc in mechanical and aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering. The three-year postdoctoral fellowship provides recipients with resources, freedom and flexibility to conduct theoretical, observational and experimental research in planetary astronomy. Fellows were selected based on research achievements and potential to impact the field of... Read more

Sibley sophomore Hannah Sherman wins Brooke Owens Fellowship

By: Chris Dawson

Sibley School sophomore Hannah Sherman, who was on the Integration and Test sub-team of the Cislunar Explorers CubeSat research team in Cornell’s Space Systems Design Studio and a structures and payloads member of the CUAir student project team, will receive an aerospace internship, senior mentorship, and access to a lifelong professional network that now numbers close to 300 former and current “Brookie” Fellows. Brooke Owens was a pilot and space policy expert who died in 2016 at the age of 35. The eponymous fellowship was started in 2017 to honor the good work done by Owens in her career at... Read more