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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
    duaneh@aiaa.org

     

    AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of 2012-2013 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition

    August 29, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce that a team from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. has won first prize in the AIAA Foundation’s annual Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition.

    The 2012–2013 contest asked teams to design a regional aircraft featuring a hybrid electric propulsion system.

    Teams winning awards were:


    • First Prize: “Team Transformers Aviation” from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif., for their design “The OPTIMUS.” Team members: Adam Darley, Rene Farfan, Trevor Goehring, Michael Olivarez, Chris Ostrom, and Samson Truong. Bruce Wright, faculty advisor; Robert McDonald, project advisor. The team will receive an award of $1,500 from the AIAA Foundation.

    • Second Prize: “ChimAira” from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif., for their design “Hybrid Electric Regional Commuter Parallax.” Team members: Tony Cash, Arexy Monterroso. Philip Osterkamp, Abe Shabbar, Rick Stebbins, and Jose Vargas. Bruce Wright, faculty advisor; Robert McDonald, project advisor. The team will receive an award of $750 from the AIAA Foundation.

    • Third Prize: “Team CARRL” from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., for their design “Clean Air Rapid Regional Link.” Team members: Robert Barrett, Jeff Brenna, Ben Bitoun, David Diaz, Stephen Fialko, Addison Hern, Michael Hodgson, Michael Steinfeld, and Parker Vascik. Neil Weston and Carl Johnson, faculty advisors. The team will receive an award of $500 from the AIAA Foundation.

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

    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.

     

    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and100 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, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.


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