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This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center. Professor Gessow joined the faculty of the University of Maryland in 1980 as Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering. At Maryland, he founded the “Center for Rotorcraft Education and Research” in 1982, which was renamed as the “Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center” in 1997. The AGRC has been at the forefront of rotorcraft education, research, and technology since its founding.
Under Professor Gessow’s direction, the department greatly increased its research activities and developed an international reputation for rotorcraft education and research. A U.S. Army Center of Excellence in helicopter technology for many years, the AGRC is a recipient of the American Helicopter Society’s Glover Bell Award twice for fostering research and experimentation in helicopter development. Over 250 students have graduated from the Center, and it has consistently employed an interdisciplinary team of faculty members in its program.
The University of Maryland’s Department of Aerospace Engineering invites you to a special celebration honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center on Friday, November 30, 2007 at the Riggs Alumni Center