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Sibley School announces formation of Advisory Council

By: Chris Dawson

David Erickson, Sibley College Professor and the SC Thomas Sze Director of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), has announced the formation of the Sibley School Advisory Council after a more-than-twenty year absence. “This is an idea that has been percolating for a long time,” says Erickson. “A key part of our mission as New York’s land grant institution is to contribute meaningfully to the common good. Ensuring that we are truly impacting the common good requires us to engage beyond the academy. Most of our graduates go on to work in industry—and industry is... Read more

New article published about the current Department of Energy goals for wind energy

Professor Sara Pryor (EAS) and Professor Rebecca Barthelmie (MAE) published an article last week showing that the current Department of Energy goals for wind energy (20% of electricity in 2030) are both feasible and will have almost undetectable impacts on local meteorology. The article published in Nature Scientific Reports is based on an extensive series of high-resolution simulations funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. Read more


Engineering the Exploration of Space with Nanosatellites

By: Sherrie Negrea

CubeSats are a nanosatellite developed at the Space Systems Design Studio at Cornell. This cutting-edge project may provide a path toward sustainable exploration of space, says Mason Peck, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering who directs the space systems lab. Learn more about the work Professor Mason Peck is doing with nanosatellites. Read more


Telescope upgrade, move will aid in search for exoplanets

By: Eric Laine

Dmitry Savransky, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is a co-investigator on a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant aiming to improve the search for exoplanets by upgrading the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), a key instrument of the Gemini Observatory. Read more

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Engineering Co-op Program continues relationship with GE Aviation, providing invaluable student experiences

By: Erin Philipson

Cornell Engineering has a long history with GE Aviation, most recently Sophia Norwood M.E. ’21 is completing her Co-op at their facility outside of Boston, MA. Sophia, junior in the Sibley School, has been able to apply skills she developed in MAE courses and her experience as a member of the Resistance Racing project team directly to her Co-op at GE Aviation. During her 16-week Co-op experience, she has been working on a project to move the center of gravity on an engine that doesn’t yet exist. Everyone in Mechanical Preliminary Design, the department in which Sophia works, was tasked with... Read more

Students go all in at Robotics Day

By: David Nutt

More than 100 engineering students from MAE 3780 - Mechatronics, taught by Lecturer Ben Finio, competed at the annual Robotics Day competition Dec. 10 in Duffield Hall atrium. Every year the winning student team battles a robot build by engineers from ASML, the sponsor of MAE 3780. Spoiler Alert - the students won! See the live coverage on WENY and! Read more