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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    2017 International Student Conference Winners

    17 January 2017

    The AIAA Foundation International Student Conference takes place annually at AIAA SciTech Forum. Students who have won first place in the Regional Student Conferences have a chance to present their papers at a professional technical conference. The event is funded through the AIAA Foundation and offers the students a chance to showcase their research at an event where they can network with potential employers or colleagues. The 2017 International Student Conference was held on 10 January in conjunction with AIAA SciTech Forum in Grapevine, TX. Awards were given in 4 categories.

    Graduate Division
    Christopher Van Damme and Matthew Allen, University of Wisconsin – Madison (Region III), were awarded the prize for best overall student paper in the Graduate Division for their paper entitled “Evaluating Nonlinear Reduced Order Models’ Ability to Predict Dynamic Snap Through of Curved Structures.”

    Undergraduate Division
    Mia Lee, University of Washington (Region VI), was awarded the prize for best overall student paper in the Undergraduate Division for her paper entitled “Tunable Bistability of Origami-Based Mechanical Metamaterials.”

    Undergraduate Team Division
    Darren Combs, Gabriel Frank, Sara Grandone, Colton Hall, Daniel Johnson, Trevor Luke, Scott Mende, Daniel Nowicki, and Benjamin Stringer, University of Colorado, Boulder (Region V), were awarded the prize for best overall student paper in the Undergraduate Team Division for their paper entitled “Project ELSA: Europa Lander for Science Acquisition.”

    Community Outreach Division
    Ashley Scharfenberg and Beth Dutour, University of Alabama – Huntsville (Region II), were awarded the prize for the best overall student paper in the Community Outreach Division for their paper entitled "University of Alabama - Huntsville Community Outreach."


    For more information on the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference, please contact Rachel Dowdy at 703.264.7577 or racheld@aiaa.org.


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    Left to right: Ron Barrett, chair of the Student Activities Committee; Christopher Van Damme, one of the Graduate Division winners; and Shelly Corbets, chair of the Student Paper Competition. Left to right: Ron Barrett, chair of the Student Activities Committee; Mia Lee, Undergraduate Division winner; and Shelly Corbets, chair of the Student Paper Competition.

     

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    Left to right: Ron Barrett, chair of the Student Activities Committee; members of the winning Undergraduate Team Division; and Shelly Corbets, chair of the Student Paper Competition. Left to right: Ron Barrett, chair of the Student Activities Committee; Ashley Scharfenberg, one of the Community Outreach winners; and Shelly Corbets, chair of the Student Paper Competition.