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Old May 1st 04, 11:21 PM
Fallon47
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Default Aerospace Engineering Schools

My son would like to major in aeronautical or aerospace engineering in
college. He wants to be an aerodynamicist. He is mainly interested
in aerodynamics of fixed-wing aircraft. Many schools have an
aerospace major, but seem to be focused more on the "space" side. He
has very little interest in the space side.

He just finished his private pilot's license and his hobby is R/C
planes.

Does anyone have any knowledge of schools that emphasize the
aeronautical aspects rather than the space side? We are located on
the east coast.

Thanks.
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Old May 2nd 04, 02:21 AM
John R Weiss
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"Fallon47" wrote...
My son would like to major in aeronautical or aerospace engineering in
college. He wants to be an aerodynamicist. He is mainly interested
in aerodynamics of fixed-wing aircraft. Many schools have an
aerospace major, but seem to be focused more on the "space" side. He
has very little interest in the space side.

He just finished his private pilot's license and his hobby is R/C
planes.

Does anyone have any knowledge of schools that emphasize the
aeronautical aspects rather than the space side? We are located on
the east coast.


Look at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. RPI is the oldest
engineering school in the US, and has a very good Aero program.


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Old May 2nd 04, 11:25 AM
Mark T. Mueller
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I went to RPI for undergrad. Excellent engineering curriculum. As an
undergrad, I had the opportunity to work on research normally reserved for
grad students, including some NASA grant work.

I even worked on basic beamed energy propulsion systems using lasers YEARS
before it ever showed up in Popular Science or the Discovery Channel (with
Prof "Laser Leik Myrabo")!

I haven't been back to campus in a while, but you may want to visit. The
only real downside was the Troy, not the most picturesque village in the
Northeast...

Mark
RPI BSME Class of '88


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"Fallon47" wrote...
My son would like to major in aeronautical or aerospace engineering in
college. He wants to be an aerodynamicist. He is mainly interested
in aerodynamics of fixed-wing aircraft. Many schools have an
aerospace major, but seem to be focused more on the "space" side. He
has very little interest in the space side.

He just finished his private pilot's license and his hobby is R/C
planes.

Does anyone have any knowledge of schools that emphasize the
aeronautical aspects rather than the space side? We are located on
the east coast.


Look at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. RPI is the oldest
engineering school in the US, and has a very good Aero program.




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Old May 2nd 04, 07:30 PM
John R Weiss
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I graduated in '74, and haven't been back to the 'tute since '89 or so...

Actually, Troy was VERY picturesque -- from a distance!
Up-close-and-personal, though, it left a lot to be desired... OTOH, it's
only a short drive to MANY great spots in the Northeast!

Oh, and for a bit more on-topic-ness, I got my Private ticket at Rensselaer
County AirPark back in '72...

John Weiss
BS NucE '74

"Mark T. Mueller" wrote...
I went to RPI for undergrad. Excellent engineering curriculum. As an
undergrad, I had the opportunity to work on research normally reserved for
grad students, including some NASA grant work.

I haven't been back to campus in a while, but you may want to visit. The
only real downside was the Troy, not the most picturesque village in the
Northeast...


"John R Weiss" wrote...
Look at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. RPI is the oldest
engineering school in the US, and has a very good Aero program.




 




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