President Maclaurin stated that he believes (MIT) should lead in the study of aërial navigation in the United States.
Technology Review, July 1909
With that statement, MIT President Richard Maclaurin set the stage for what, in 1914, would become class 13.72 Aeronautics. That same year, an aeronautics master's degree course was approved. In 1926, Aeronautics became a course (Course 16) in the Mechanical Engineering Department. In 1939, Course 16 became a department unto itself. Throughout 2014, MIT AeroAstro is celebrating the Centennial of the first aeronautics class with a three-day symposium, seminars, a special Women in Aerospace symposium, a department-wide open house, and other events, many open to the public.
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OCTOBER 22-24 at MIT
The program includes:
Day 1: History of Aviation and Space Exploration program; Exhibit and Reception
Day 2: Future of Aerospace talks and panels; Kennedy Library reception and dinner
Day 3: Aerospace education; posters, exhibits, lab tours
Throughout the three-day event there will be talks, panels and presentations featuring the insights of MIT alumni; some of the best-known names in industry, government, and academia; Apollo and Shuttle astronauts, students, and many others. Open to the public. >Go to the Symposium site
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