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    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013-2014 Individual Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition

     

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    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2013-2014 Individual Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition

    September 22, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 – 2014 Individual Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition.

    This year’s events required entrants to submit a design for an advanced pilot training aircraft.

    The winners are:



    • First prize: Sebastiaan van Schie, Delft Technical University, Delft, The Netherlands, for his design “Delft Advanced Transonic Trainer.” Roelof Vos, faculty advisor. van Schie will receive an award of $1,000 from the AIAA Foundation.

    • Second prize: Alejandra Stefania Escalera Mendoza, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, for her design “SPICA NOX JET.” Ron Barrett, faculty advisor. Escalera Mendoza will receive an award of $500 from the AIAA Foundation.

    • Third prize: Eleazar Lachino, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, for his design “Pegasus Jet Trainer.” Ron Barrett, faculty advisor. Lachino will receive an award of $300 from the AIAA Foundation.

    “The AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition gives the students an excellent chance to put their education and skills to the test,” said Danielle Soban, lecturer in aerospace engineering, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, the competition’s head judge. “They not only get to practice the math and physics they’ve been learning, they also gain experience in critical skills such as teamwork, time management, requirements allocation, and technical writing. Working in a competitive environment tends to motivate them to do their best work. One of the benefits of doing well in the competition is the opportunity to present their work at an international aerospace conference.” Soban concluded: “The ability to present their work gives them experience in technical presentations, allows them to receive critical feedback, and provides them an occasion to begin their professional networking. The quality of the submissions continues to improve each year, and the entries are always truly excellent."

    For more information on the AIAA Foundation Individual Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition, please contact Rachel Andino at 703.264.7577 or rachela@aiaa.org.

     

     

    About the AIAA Foundation
    The AIAA Foundation seeks to “make it exciting, make it empowering, and make it fun.” That simple, compelling philosophy drives the Foundation’s commitment to math, science, and technology education. The AIAA Foundation offers a wealth of resources to support educators from K–12 through the university level: scholarships, classroom grants, design competitions, and student conferences, improving scientific literacy and advancing the arts and sciences of aerospace. For more information on the AIAA Foundation and its programs for students, teachers, and professionals, please visit www.aiaafoundation.org
    About AIAA:
    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.


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