Vanderbilt Aerospace Club

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    Institute of Aeronautics names Anilkumar 2016 Faculty Advisor of the Year

    Achille Messac, (left) AIAA Technical Director for the Aerospace Design/Structures Group, presents the 2016 AIAA Faculty Advisor Award to Vanderbilt University Engineering Professor Amrutur Anilkumar. (Photo/AIAA) Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been named the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2016 Faculty Advisor… Read More

    Feb. 2, 2016

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    Alum who’s developing smart, sustainable community is back to discuss the challenges

    Brock Smethills is COO of Sterling Ranch. (Heidi Hall/Vanderbilt University) A recent alumnus who distinguished himself in the aerospace field returns this week to talk about his latest big challenge — launching a 20-year, 12,050-unit sustainable community just south of Denver. Brock Smethills (BE’13) is chief operating… Read More

    Oct. 15, 2015

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    Q&A: Top Boeing engineer, Vandy alum lauds aerospace club for wins

    Vanderbilt Aerospace Club members recover their rocket at the launch day competition that took place on April 11 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. (Courtesy of Vanderbilt Aerospace Club) Paul Turczynski graduated Vanderbilt University in 1990 with… Read More

    May. 15, 2015

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    Aerospace Club wins NASA’s Student Launch Challenge for third year in row

    (L-R standing) Chris Lyne, Dexter Watkins, Fred Folz, Cameron Ridgewell, Ben Gasser, Robin Midgett, Andrew Voss, Brian Lawson, Alex Goodman (L-R sitting) Jacob Moore, Pranav Kumar, Mitchell Masia, William Emfinger and Conner Caldwell. (Courtesy of the Aerospace Club) For the third year in a row, the… Read More

    May. 13, 2015

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    Vanderbilt Aerospace Club grabs top honors in rocket competition for third straight year

        Vanderbilt rocketeers continued their winning ways in this year’s NASA Student Launch competition, taking first place for the third consecutive year. Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club was one of 31 university teams that competed April 11 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Read More

    Apr. 12, 2015

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    Mars rocket demo wows at Nashville school’s assembly

    Montgomery Bell Academy students enjoy a demonstration of Vanderbilt Aerospace Club's 2014-2015 entry (far left) in NASA's Student Launch Competition. Vanderbilt students are (L-R) William Emfinger, Pranav Kumar, Conner Caldwell, Alex Goodman, Cameron Ridgewell, Fred Folz, Chris Lyne and Jacob Moore. A robotic arm moves directly over a Vanderbilt Aerospace… Read More

    Mar. 19, 2015

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    Aerospace Club works on simulated Mars sample recovery vehicle for NASA competition

    The 2014-15 Vanderbilt Aerospace Club team for the NASA Student Launch Challenge: (L-R) Dexter Watkins, William Emfinger, Pranav Kumar, Ben Gasser, Brian Lawson, Myles Lacy, Conner Caldwell, Jacob Moore, Mitchell Masia, Andrew Voss, Fred Folz, Cameron Ridgewell, Chris Lyne and Alex Goodman. The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, defending champions in the… Read More

    Dec. 4, 2014

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    Rocketeers win NASA Student Launch Competition — again

    On Saturday morning, May 17, on the storied Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, the 10-foot, black-and-gold StarCRAFT rocket blasted into the still blue sky in a flawless flight that reached an altitude of 4,850 feet before popping its parachute and drifting serenely back down to earth. The students from Vanderbilt’s… Read More

    Jun. 6, 2014

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    Traffic accident claims life of engineering graduate

    Justin David Langford, 23, a 2013 mechanical engineering graduate, died May 17 as the result of a May 14 traffic accident in Flagstaff, Arizona. Justin Langford Langford, of Zionsville, Indiana, was driving a flat-bed utility truck during performance calibration activities when the accident occurred. While at Vanderbilt Langford was involved… Read More

    May. 19, 2014

  • Prize-winning rocket and demonstrations wowed audience at STEM festival

    Prize-winning rocket and demonstrations wowed audience at STEM festival

    Vanderbilt’s prize-winning rocket and fun hand-on demonstrations wowed kids and parents alike at the third annual USA Science and Engineering Festival April 25-27 in Washington, D.C. Admission to the gigantic expo, aimed at promoting STEM education, is free and officials estimated 325,000 people visited during… Read More

    May. 8, 2014