VADL is an interdisciplinary Aerospace Engineering Research and Development Laboratory specializing in the design of expert systems and novel rocket-flyable payloads. VADL is directed by Professor Amrutur Anilkumar, a NASA Space Science Investigator, Aerospace Engineer and Educator. VADL’s members originate from ME, CompE, EE, and CS backgrounds. VADL’s research is focused on the development of launch vehicle structural health monitoring systems, and engine lubrication health monitoring systems. VADL project teams compete at NASA competitions. To date, VADL has graduated more than a hundred Alumni, most of whom are pursuing careers in Aerospace Engineering.