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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: Paul Vincent Anderson
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: Paul V. Anderson is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, studying Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation under his advisor, Dr. Hanspeter Schaub. Paul is employed as a co-op student with the Navigation and Mission Design Branch of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, where he has performed minimum-fuel trajectory optimization for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) and Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) missions. His current research interests include electrostatic space radiation shielding, geostationary orbital debris flux, and impulsive feedback control for spacecraft formation flying