Parks College News
Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology professor Manoj Patankar, Ph.D., has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious international Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Patankar is among a select few members from the United States and the first from Saint Louis University.
June 12, 2013
Throughout the week, Summer Academy students have been experiencing life on SLU’s campus, participating various academic department modules and flight simulation activities as well as flying in a Diamond airplane at the downtown airport.
Parks College celebrated its inaugural graduating class from the Civil Engineering Program in May 2013. The pioneering class of 21 civil engineering graduates is the first for Saint Louis University in more than 35 years and the first ever for Parks College.
A research team led by Professor Theodosios Alexander, Sc.D., was awarded £886k (about $1.4m) by the Invention for Innovation (i4i) Program of the National Institute for Health Research to develop a novel mechanical circulatory support device.
Just as in 1929 when Parks Air College was awarded Certificate No. 1, making it the first federally certificated pilot training school in the nation, Saint Louis University’s Parks College continues to lead the way internationally in aviation by conferring the first Ph.D. in aviation in the world.
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