After two days of interviewing and filming and a week of work by Uprooted Productions, we are excited to share the story of our team:
In the past two weeks, four lab members went to four different conferences to spread the MAESTRO gospel and represent Texas A&M engineering to a variety of different communities. Allen Davis attended the Vertical Flight Society meeting in Dallas, Texas, where he presented his latest work on adaptive rotorcraft design. Jacob Mingear gave an invited presentation (a great honor!) about his progress towards developing liquid metal-SMA actuators at the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) in Long Beach, California. Patrick Walgren briefed the DoD about his work on aperture design in Delaware. Finally, Dr. Hartl traveled to Houston for the SIMULIA Regional User’s Meeting and updated the Abaqus finite element community on his work training the next generation of Aggie structural engineers. Great job everyone!
Graduate students Pedro Leal and Patrick Walgren recently attended the Community of Experts (COE) Conference in New Orleans, LA from February 24th-27th. They spent the week networking with industry representatives (including engineers from Boeing, Textron, and Lockheed Martin), volunteering with conference logistics, and participated in an ePoster competition.
Graduate Student Patrick Walgren took home top honors in the academic poster competition at the Dassault-Systemes Simulia Regional Users Meeting (RUM). Patrick presented work completed during his summer internship at the Air Force Research Lab, titled “Structural Design of Adaptive Cylinders.”
Graduate student Brent Bielefeldt represented the MAESTRO Lab at the 29th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST) hosted by Konkuk University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul, South Korea. In addition to networking with members of the community and learning about recent advancements in the field of adaptive structures, Brent won Best Student Oral Presentation for his paper entitled “Expanding the Design Space Via Graph-Based Interpretation of L-System Encodings for Topology Optimization of Multifunctional Structures”. [Read more…] about Graduate Student Wins Best Student Oral Presentation Award at ICAST 2018
With the premier aerospace technology conference in the world happening three hours to the north, Dr. Hartl and almost the entire the MAESTRO team rented two vans and made the short Texas drive. A total of seven talks were given by various team members, each with an associated paper having been prepared. [Read more…] about MAESTRO Team Attends AIAA SciTech en Masse