Aerospace Education and Research at Princeton University 1942 - 1975
by Alexander J. Smits and Courtland D. Perkins
A brief account is given of the history of aerospace education and research at Princeton University for the period 1942 to 1975. This period covers the initial establishment of the Aeronautical Engineering in 1942, its move to Forrestal Campus, and the eventual return to Main Campus.
Seymour M. Bogdonoff and the The Princeton Gasdynamics Laboratory
by Alexander J. Smits and Richard B. Miles
The Princeton Gasdynamics Laboratory was founded in about 1950 by Lester Lees and Seymour Bogdonoff. Bogdonoff became its Director in 1953, and remained in that post until 1989. Under his direction the Laboratory became a national powerhouse in aeronautical research. At its peak, the laboratory employed about six or seven faculty, maybe 50 graduate students, and 10 or 12 research associates and technicians, all working with a large range of wind tunnels designed by Bogdonoff, often aided by his close associate Irwin Vas. Here, we review some of the history and accomplishments of the Gasdynamics Laboratory."
Forrestal Airfield and Research
This site talks alot about the Forrestal Airfield and the MAE's aviation work at Forrestal. Many photos of aircraft and the airfield.
Edwin G. Baetjer, II and the Baetjer Seminar
The Crocco Colloquium
The Crocco Colloquiumis named in honor of one of MAE's most famous scholars, Dr. Luigi Crocco, who joined Princeton's fledgling Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department as the first Goddard Professor of Jet Propulsion in September of 1949. He made seminal and classic contributions to various branches of aerodynamics, and enriched the experience of generations of students and colleagues with his teaching, vision, and scientific acumen.
The Crocco Colloquium, like the Batejer Colloquium, has traditionally been recognized by many people in the community as a prestigious event in which a leading scholar gives two outstanding lectures at Princeton about exciting leading-edge research in fields related to mechanical and aerospace engineering.
See this year's Crocco Colloquium speaker under our Seminar's Page.
Princeton University Library: Engineering Library: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Technical Reports: Finding Aid Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Technical Reports: Finding Aid
Creator: Princeton University. Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Title and Dates: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Reports, 1947-1998
Abstract: Consists of technical reports created by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Princeton University from 1947 to 1998.