Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) students were led on a tour of SpaceX headquarters by AME alumnus and SpaceX development test director Chris Hansen (B.S. ’02, M.S. ’03). Hansen has been with SpaceX since its inception, working on most of the systems and vehicles they produce. The group, accompanied by AME lecturer John McArthur and instructional lab technician … Read More
Marty Bradley, lecturer in aerospace and mechanical engineering and USC alumnus (B.S., M.S., & Ph.D), was selected as a Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. His citation reads: “For industry … Read More
Professor Charles Radovich, Senior Lecturer of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding, Distinguished or Pioneer Educator Award by the Orange County Engineering Council. According the the Orange County Engineering Council, selection criteria for the award is as follows: “These educators must have demonstrated significant commitment to professional engineering/scientific activities beyond the normal scope of … Read More
Established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) in 2008, the Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award is conferred in recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of nonlinear dynamics through practice, research, teaching and/or outstanding leadership. Firdaus Udwadia, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, was selected by ASME’s Applied … Read More
Terence Langdon, professor emeritus of aerospace and mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and materials science, was selected by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) as the recipient of their inaugural Oleg D. Sherby Award. The award recognizes Langdon’s significant contributions to the understanding of the behavior of materials at high temperatures. He will be presented the award on March … Read More
Christopher Booker, a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), received a $5,000 scholarship from the Aero Club of Southern California. The awards gala took place Saturday, September 23, at the famed Proud Bird restaurant near LAX. Booker is the third USC student in the last six years to win the award (following Jason Silverman … Read More
After finishing in first place this year at the annual AIAA Design-Build-Fly competition, the AeroDesign Team (ADT) has been invited to present at the AIAA Orange Country Section’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the at PeopleSpace in Irvine, CA. Visit the AIAA event page for more information and to register for the meeting.
On Tuesday [August 22, 2017] the Center For Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) hosted a group of CEOs from small SoCal manufacturing companies. Vistage Group, the business advisory and executive coaching organization, requested this meeting to educate local companies about the impact of robotics and automation on manufacturing sector.
The ASME Computers & Information in Engineering Conference 2017 Best Paper Award was given to Satyandra K. Gupta, Smith International Professor and director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), Krishnanand N. Kaipa, a former postdoctoral researcher advised by Gupta, and Carlos W. Morato, a former Ph.D. student, also advised by Gupta. Their paper was titled: “System State Monitoring to Facilitate Safe and … Read More
On their 1,500-mile trip home from Lincoln, Neb., the USC Racing team had smiles on their faces and their heads held high. They had just placed 24th at the annual Formula SAE (FSAE) competition, a three-spot improvement from last year, after facing their stiffest competition yet. The FSAE competition, this year held from June 21-24, is one of several student … Read More
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