American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Help Miner Aviation team soar into competition

Posted by on February 27, 2020

The Miner Aviation student design team is raising money to participate in the four-day American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA) Design Build Fly Competition in Wichita, Kansas, in April. To help support the team, please visit Miner Aviation’s crowdfunding page by visiting

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Awards go to aerospace engineering students, faculty

Posted by on September 3, 2019

Individuals within the mechanical and aerospace engineering department have received accolades recently. These include:

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Schonberg elected to AIAA committee

Posted by on March 6, 2018

Dr. William Schonberg, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has been elected to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Survivability Technical Committee.

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Riggins elected AIAA associate fellow

Posted by on February 6, 2018

Dr. Dave Riggins, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of aerospace engineering, was recently elected Associate Fellow of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). He was recognized in January at the 2018 AIAA Sci-Tech Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

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Hosder named associate fellow of AIAA

Posted by on November 1, 2016

Dr. Serhat Hosder, associate professor of aerospace engineering, has been named an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). According to the AIAA, the title of associate fellow recognizes individuals “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding […]

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Rovey earns AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award

Posted by on October 6, 2015

Dr. Joshua Rovey, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Lawrence Sperry Award for 2016. This award honors Lawrence B. Sperry, pioneer and inventor, and is presented for a notable contribution made by a young person to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. Rovey was nominated by Dr. Lokeswarappa Dharani, Curators’ Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, for “exceptional contributions to research in the areas of plasma dynamics and space propulsion, and to the Missouri S&T AIAA student branch.” He will receive a medal and certificate of citation at the AIAA Science and Technology Form and Exposition on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

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