Published: May 15, 2020

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences would like to congratulate all 2020 bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy graduates with a special virtual graduation ceremony in their honor. Although we can't be together to celebrate in person, we are excited for your achievements and look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the future.

To ensure a high-quality presentation amidst spotty internet service, this is a pre-recorded video with most of the components of a normal in-person graduation ceremony. The ceremony will be available for viewing in perpetuity.

2020 Smead Aerospace Virtual Graduation Program

  • Welcome Remarks from the Department Chair -- Prof. Brian Argrow

  • The History of PhD Regalia -- Prof. Marcus Holzinger, Associate Chair of Graduate Programming

  • Presentation of the PhD Candidates

  • Presentation of the Graduate Student Awards

  • Alumnus Address -- Dr. Jack Elston, CEO, Black Swift Technologies LLC

  • Presentation of the MS candidates

  • Presentation of the BS/MS candidates

  • Presentation of the Outstanding Senior Award

  • Memorial for Daniel Dmitruk, Smead Aerospace Student

  • Presentation of the BS Candidates

  • Presentation of Senior Project Awards

  • Announcement of Senior Project Paper Winners

  • Presentation of the Class of 2020

  • Special well wishes from Faculty and Staff

  • Special recognition from NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine (at the 1:21:38 mark)