An exciting, busy, and productive summer for the MAE faculty… While some faculty members are busy preparing for their Fall teaching assignments, several others are away pursuing research activities this summer. Dr. Andreas Gross is spending time at AFRL in Dayton, OH, as a summer faculty fallow. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Shashikanth Banavara is collaborating with colleagues on some nonlinear systems problems. Dr. Fangjun Shu is invited to spend time at Beihang University in Beijing, China, to explore joint efforts on bio-fluid mechanics. Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi is visiting LANL periodically for an ongoing project. Dr. Igor Sevostianov is spending time at a couple of European universities where his expertise is highly valued. Dr. Liang Sun will be visiting some universities in China to deliver guest lectures of his research work. Out in the pleasant weather is Dr. Hyeongjun Park spending time at Naval Postgraduate School and NASA Ames; he will be visiting Yongsei University in Seoul, Korea, as well sometime in July. Dr. Vimal Chaitanya continues his work with New Mexico Consortium at LANL. A group of faculty members will be visiting AFRL in Albuquerque, NM to explore research and funding possibilities.