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Nearly every large event that we attend, from concerts to plays to commencement ceremonies, relies on engineering. It’s something we don’t think about unless something goes wrong – but the technology behind theatre is essential, skilled work.
James Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, wrote an article on supersonic and hypersonic flight for Aerospace Testing International, a magazine based in England.

UB mechanical engineering alum David Blekhman has been selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Alternative Energy Technology, one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

An article in Business First features Ogechi Ogoke, a UB student pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering, who won UB’s 2018-19 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship and founded a company that won the prestigious Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition.

Aerospace engineering student Yousouf Amolegbe talks about how he would like to use his position as president of the Student Association to advocate for an increase in black faculty, accessibility and disability rights awareness. 

An article in the Las Cruces Sun News about the third annual Spaceport America Cup, an annual rocketry competition that drew university students from 14 countries, reports a team from UB brought a sturdy wooden crate that discretely carries their rocket, including a motor built by the students themselves, in the bed of a truck they drove across the country.

Mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty member Aaron Estes has received the Vanderhoef Faculty Award for making the extra effort to coach, mentor, and provide support for students.

An article in The New York Times about an oceanic pop-up titled “Ocean Cube,” which takes visitors underwater in a technical simulation filled with bioluminescent sea creatures and is on display in New York City through August, reports the show, created with sustainable practices in mind, is a collaboration with organizations that include the UB Fabrication Workshop and the UB SMART Communities of Excellence.