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    Reception Features Student Awards

    Monday, 13 January 2014

    By Stephen Brock, posted at 11:00 p.m. EST

    On Monday evening the AIAA Foundation hosted a student reception at the AIAA SciTech Forum. Students, AIAA Board members, members of TAC, faculty, and other attendees gathered to socialize, network, and recognize students who have won awards. Almost 200 were in attendance.

    At the reception, the winners of the International Student Conference were recognized as were the winners of the Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award, and the Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement. The winners were:


    • Undergraduate
      Thermophoretic Force Measurements using a nano-Newton Thrust Stand:
      Austin Ventura
      University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

    • Graduate:
      Improved Mean Flow Solution for Solid Rocket Motors:
      Andrew Fist
      University of Tennessee Space Institute

    • Team:
      Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle:
      Daniel Webster University

    • Zarem Winner
      Aeronautics Division:
      Eliseo E. Iglesias, University of TX, SanAntonio
      "Sensitivity Analysis of Turbine Engine Sustainment”

    • Orville and Wilbur Graduate Award Winners
      Daniel Cuppoletti, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
      Luis Zea, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colo.