|AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2012-2013 Undergraduate
Team Space Transport Design Competition
September 3, 2013 – Reston, Va. – A team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla., has won first prize in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s annual Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition. Representatives of the team will present their design on September 10, 2013, at the AIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.
The 2012–2013 competition asked teams to design a reusable launch vehicle with between 10,000 and 20,000 pound low earth orbit payload capability.
The winners are:
- First prize: “Team IronFly” from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla., for their design “IronFly.” Team members: Theresa Brown, Austin Coffey, Peter Edwards, Timothy Grondin, Ryan May, Michael Mezzettone, Reamonn Norat, Sam Patel, Matthew Perry, and Tyler Roberson. Faculty advisor: Dr. Eric Perrell. The team will receive an award of $1,500 from the AIAA Foundation.
- Second prize: “Team KU SpaceHawks” from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., for their design “Jay Hopper Reusable Launch System.” Team members: Jordan Ashley, Hanna Cosgrove, Samona Estwick, Ben Hofmeier, Chris Melvin, Phi Nguyen, Alex Polsey, and Matt Vestal. Faculty advisor: Dr. Mark Ewing. The team will receive an award of $750 from the AIAA Foundation.
- Third prize: “Team Euclidean SpaceTec” from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., for their design “Zenith Orbiter and Condor Launch System.” Team members: Reid Carlson, Matt Dhennin, Brent McCarthy, Alex Schwartz, and Steve Wishau. The team will receive an award of $500 from the AIAA Foundation.
For more information on the AIAA Foundation Team Space Transportation Design Competition, please contact Rachel Andino at 703.264.7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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