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.
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.
SLU’s Parks College teamed up with The Boeing Company and the St. Louis Downtown Airport Saturday, April 6 to host the Youth Gateway to Aviation event. The event took place at the St. Louis Downtown Airport and attracted over 200 people.
Ten Parks College students earned 2012-2013 scholarships in the Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development (BOLD) program. BOLD scholarships are presented to students who maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2; major in either business, engineering, mathematics or computer science; and declare a secondary major, minor or certificate in another of those four areas.
The Henry Luce Foundation, through the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program, has awarded Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology $127,192 to support two fellowships for graduate women in engineering. The University will provide an additional $68,000 toward costs, bringing the total offered to $195,192 over two years for two outstanding women to pursue doctoral degrees in engineering fields.
On November 3rd, students of Parks College of Engineering Aviation and Technology gathered in teams to compete in The Annual Great Pumpkin Launch on Saint Louis University’s Tegeler Field. Teams were judged on accuracy, distance, and most innovative design.
Students in the program will receive a global perspective and knowledge of European piloting standards by spending the first year of the program at SLU’s campus in Madrid, Spain, then completing the degree with hands-on flight experience at the St. Louis, Mo., campus.
The Weekly Innovation Challenge program has taken the next step in helping schools, organizations and institutions facilitate their own Innovation Challenges by creating a free iBook series, “Innovation Challenges - Mind Workouts for Teams.” The digital book illustrates mind exercises to create experiences that encourage the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.