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Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards

The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards have been established by the AIAA Evolution of Flight Campaign and the AIAA Foundation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight. The Awards recognize the Wright brother’s aeronautical achievements and contributions to the evolution of flight. The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards provide 10,000 awards bestowed annually to four graduate-level students participating in research endeavors as part of their engineering/science graduate studies. These endeavors include master’s or doctoral thesis research and master’s (non-thesis option) research projects. These awards are nonrenewable; that is, a selected candidate may receive the award only once.
  • Full Name: Dr Daniel R Cuppoletti
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: I earned my B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UC in 2008 and will complete my PhD in the Fall of 2013 with a focus in Fluids & Propulsion and minor in Acoustics. My research interests include propulsion, combustion, aeroacoustics, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, energy sciences, and more. My experience spans industry and academia working in propulsion technologies for commercial and military engines and energy producing gas turbines