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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
    duaneh@aiaa.org  

     

    AIAA Foundation Presents Nine Undergraduate Scholarships

    September 10, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the AIAA Foundation have awarded nine AIAA Foundation undergraduate scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    The George and Vicki Muellner Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering,named for and endowed by former AIAA President Lt. Gen. George Muellner, U.S. Air Force (retired) and president of advanced systems for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (retired), and his wife, was presented to Braden Hancock, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

    The David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship, named for and endowed by former AIAA President David Thompson, chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Virginia, and his wife Catherine, was presented to Bryan Sonneveldt, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

    The Leatrice Gregory Pendray Scholarship, awarded to the Foundation’s top female scholarship applicant, was presented to Abigail Spohn, The University of Dayton, Ohio.

    Six AIAA Foundation undergraduate scholarships were presented by AIAA Technical Committees (TC) to students performing research in the TC’s area:


    • The Liquid Propulsion TC presented a scholarship to Pavan Chinta, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida.

    • The Space Transportation TC presented a scholarship to Christopher Nie, University of Colorado at Boulder.


    The Digital Avionics TC presented four scholarships:

    • The Dr. James Rankin Digital Avionics Scholarship was presented to Ashwin Krishnan, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia (Ga.)

    • The Dr. Amy R. Pritchett Digital Avionics Scholarship was presented to Nicolas Spoentgen, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

    • The Ellis F. Hitt Digital Avionics Scholarship was presented to Jackson Morris, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    • The Cary Spitzer Digital Avionics Scholarship was presented to Arjun Krishnan, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.


    “The AIAA Foundation congratulates our Undergraduate Scholarship winners,” said AIAA Foundation Chairman Mike Griffin. “Today’s climbing tuition prices often force students to abandon their educations, threatening our nation’s future prosperity, security, and technical achievements. These scholarships will defray some of the costs of the pursuit of their education, assisting them on their path to becoming the creators of the future of aerospace.”

    MEDIA CONTACT: Duane Hyland, 703.264.7558, or duaneh@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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