|AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2011-2012 Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition
First-Place Winner Will Present Her Winning Design at AIAA Conference
September 11, 2012 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation (AIAA Foundation) has announced the winners of its annual Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition. First-place honors go to Samantha Schueler from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
Ms. Schueler will present her winning design at the 12th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, September 17–19, in Indianapolis, Ind.
The 2011–2012 contest required students to design an aircraft capable of beating the best race times ever posted by Unlimited Class Air Racers at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nev. Designs had to comply with the spirit of the rules of the National Championship Air Races, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designs were not permitted.
Individuals winning award are:
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- First Prize: Samantha Schueler , University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., for her design “Cratus Air Racer.” Ron Barrett, faculty advisor.
- Second Prize: Jorrit Vervoordeldonk, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, for his design “The Renosaur.” Roelof Vos, faculty advisor.
- Third Prize: Alex Lopez, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., for his design “Atlas RX.” Ron Barrett, faculty advisor.
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