Our Stories

Michigan Aerospace alumni have been influencing the aviation and aerospace fields for over 100 years. They work in all types of organizations and touch nearly every part of our work, from developing new structural materials for lightweight aircraft to landing rockets to crafting policies that help innovate our space industry. Their stories are our stories. These are some of the incredible alumni among our U-M Aerospace community

3D printed wings

Packard Fellowship Winner is Changing the Way We Think About Flight

How UM alumni Christina Harvey is planning to use her BIRD lab to explore maneuverability in aircraft design

photo of a galaxy

Alumnus Selected for First Ever NASA Sustainability Internship

Congratulations to Janki Patel for becoming one of the first “Sustainability Ambassadors” at NASA.

“We want to pay it forward”: Adnan Rukieh and Becky Folds First Gen Endowed Scholarship Fund

Reflecting on his experience, an alum funds other first gen students

Graphic of a satellite headed towards an asteroid

Alumni Profile: Julie Bellerose

Julie Bellerose’s career spanned two continents, three countries and a vast array of incredible missions.

U-M Alum Launches Rocket 55.6 miles above Earth’s Surface

Kip Daugirdas (‘08) is breaking records in amateur rocketry.