|Dr. Vigor Yang
Chair of the Daniel Guggenheim
School of Aerospace Engineering
Welcome to the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering.
I hope you will take a moment to explore our website -- and our school -- to experience some of what makes this such an exciting place in which to research, learn, and teach.
My own theory? It's the people that make the Daniel Guggenheim School such a peerless institution: NAE members, astronauts, and countless military and industry leaders have walked our halls over the last 100 years.
But I don't have to invoke history to make my point. It's all around us.
Our students are a different breed: exceptionally smart, but restless in their pursuit of new challenges. As happy as they are to finish classes for the day, they are thrilled to work all night on a design project. If you plan to join them, remember: pack your passion along with your laptop. You will need both to keep up.
The 40+ scholars who make up our faculty are likewise relentless - maintaining rigor in the classroom, focus in the lab, and innovation in their research. They are true thought leaders - defining the problems that aerospace engineers around the world will tackle for decades to come.
As chair, my most important job is to care for these valuable assets -- our people. I am humbled by this task but energized, too. You see, the best way to maintain this wealth of human capital is to continually add to it - more top-tier students, more research-driven faculty, and greater freedom to pursue cutting-edge scholarship.
All of this makes me a busy man.
And a very happy one, too.
Dr. Vigor Yang
William R. T. Oakes Chair