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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
    duaneh@aiaa.org

     

    AIAA CONGRATUTES REX BLAIR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR HIS GOLD MEDAL WINNING PAPER AT THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS


    November 8, 2011 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates Rex Bair, Fayetteville, Ark., for his gold medal winning paper in the Undergraduate Student Paper Competition held at the 2011 International Astronautical Congress (IAC), October 3 – 7, in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Bair’s attendance at the IAC, and his participation in the IAC’s Undergraduate Student Paper Competition was sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation (AIAAF). Competing against twenty national student representatives from thirteen nations, Blair won the event’s gold medal for his paper, “Gimbaled Permanent Magnet-Based Attitude Control for PICO/NANO Satellites.”

    Bair was joined in South Africa by fellow Razorback, Kyle Godin, a graduate student at the University of Arkansas. Godin was also sponsored by the AIAAF to represent the United States in the graduate paper division of the IAC Student Paper Competition.

    Bair and Godin were selected to represent the United States on their basis as being the recipients of the 2011 Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement. The award was established to recognize outstanding student achievement in the fields of astronautics and aeronautics by AIAA Honorary Fellow Dr. Abe M. Zarem. Dr. Zarem was the founder and managing director of Frontier Associates, and the founder, chair, and chief executive officer of Electro-Optical Systems.

    For more information on the Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement, or the IAC Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, please contact Stephen Brock at 703.264-7536, or stephenb@aiaa.org.

     

    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 90 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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