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NASA/WSU Experimental Aerodynamics Fellowship (EAF)


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Background

Wichita State University (WSU) has a proud heritage of working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Indeed, WSU is well known for it’s excellent wind tunnel and aerodynamics expertise. This fellowship provides an opportunity for an outstanding student to work in WSU's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) Walter H. Beech Memorial Wind Tunnel. More about the wind tunnel may be found here:

http://www.niar.wichita.edu/researchlabs/ad_overview.asp
 

Program Goals

WSU/NASA Experimental Aerodynamics Fellowship (EAF) program goals include:

  • Engaging highly motivated, mature, and qualified students in experimental aerodynamics work.
  • Providing meaningful and relevant hands-on experiences for a student to work with laboratory staff and industrial/government/research/academic wind tunnel customers.
  • Inspiring and developing students to successfully pursue careers in aerodynamics.
     

Fellowship Details

Important information about the WSU/NASA EAF program opportunity is as follows:

  • Only US citizens and full-time Aerospace Engineering students are eligible.
  • Applicants are competitively evaluated based principally on maturity, motivation, and potential.
  • Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students, currently enrolled and in good standing in Aerospace Engineering.
  • Participants are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week in the Walter H. Beech Memorial Wind Tunnel.


Application

Visit the “NASA in Kansas” office, in 113B Wallace Hall, to pick up required application material. Submissions are due by the 3rd Friday of each new semester.