Category: Undergraduate Experience

IrishSat students preparing balloon and payload for launch

New satellite design team IrishSat launches its first high-altitude balloon

Notre Dame students and faculty gathered on May 11, 2021, for the first high-altitude balloon launch by IrishSat, a new student-run satellite development group. A team of well-trained students attached payloads containing research projects to a weather balloon filled with helium, then released …

3 AME Senior Design RC Airplane builds

Hands-on engineering in an online atmosphere: COVID-19 doesn’t ground seniors’ flight plans

Students in AME40462 Aerospace Design, the senior capstone course for aerospace engineering majors, typically spend the weeks after spring break building the airplanes they designed during the first part of the semester. After break, they get down to business, bringing their paper design to life …