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Major Spotlight: Aerospace Engineering is an Award-winning Degree

photo credit to KU MarCom department.

Did you know… that since 1980, KU aerospace engineering students have won nineteen first place awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). In fact, KU students have won more aerospace design awards from the AIAA than any other university in the world.

Recently, a team of four KU students working with a team of students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology participated in the oldest and biggest aircraft design competition in the world, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and won first prize in a very competitive competition for aerospace design.

The KU and Melbourne team beat out twenty-six other teams from all over the world –  entries from Asia, Europe and other universities in the U.S., including Stanford, Cal Tech, MIT, and Purdue.

Of the four KU team members, Taylor George is the only female on the team.

“KU Aerospace engineering department has graduated more award winning female and underrepresented minorities and underrepresented minority females than any other institution in the U.S,” states Dr. Gonzales, KU professor during a Kansas Public Radio interview.

KU aerospace engineering department’s mission is to be an international leader in its field for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education. Whether you want to design air or spaceship technologies, or go into outer space, KU School of Engineering has a career path for you.

Engineering Ranking.jpg “The aerospace engineering department wants to keep training students and sending them out into the world,” said Dr. Gonzales during a Kansas Public Radio interview.

To listen to the full audio episode on Kansas Public Radio and to read the news article with images about the KU’s awarding winning team, click here.



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