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    AIAA Foundation Presents Awards at International Student Conference
    Event Part of AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2015

    January 23, 2015 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation recently presented four student awards as part of its International Student Conference, held in conjunction with the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2015), January 5–9, in Kissimmee, Florida.

    The winners were:


    • In the Undergraduate Team DivisionBraden Hancock and Timothy Nysetvold, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, for their paper, “A New Mechanism for Combining (epsilon)-Dominance and Pareto Knee Exploration in Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization.” Hancock and Nysetvold received a $1,000 prize.


    • In the Individual Undergraduate DivisionJonathan Tsosie, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, for his paper, “Colorimetric Hydrogel-Based Microfluidic Assay System to Monitor Malnutrition in a Microgravity Environment.” Tsosie received a $1,000 prize.


    • In the Graduate DivisionGabriele Fabbi, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy, for his paper, “Theoretical and Numerical Approaches for Impact Load Identification on an Aerospace Structure Correlation with Experimental Data.” Fabbi received a $1,000 prize.


    • In the Community Outreach DivisionCarlie Shields and Robert Swasey, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, for their project, “Engineers on Deck.” Shields and Swasey received a $500 prize.

    “AIAA congratulates each of the winners in this year’s International Student Conference’s paper competition,” said Sandy Magnus, AIAA executive director. “Their work shows that the future of aerospace is in capable hands, and is testament not only to their abilities but to the inspiration of their instructors and mentors as well. We look forward to seeing how they will shape the future of aerospace as members of our community through the years to come.”

    For more information on the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference, please contact Rachel Andino at 703.264.7577 or at rachela@aiaa.org.

    About the AIAA Foundation
    The AIAA Foundation: make it exciting, make it empowering, and make it fun. That simple, compelling philosophy drives our commitment to math, science, and technology education. The AIAA Foundation offers a wealth of resources to support educators from STEM K-12 through university: 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, visit www.aiaafoundation.org.

     

     

    About AIAA
    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 30,000 individual members in 88 sections worldwide, and 95 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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