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    AIAA Foundation Announces Results of Its 2016–2017 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition
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    AIAA Foundation Announces Results of Its Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition

     

    September 6, 2017 – Reston, Va. –The 2016–2017 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition challenge was to design a family of light business jets.

     

    The winners are:

     

    • First Place: Georgia Institute of Technology
      Team Name: Coronis
      Student Team Members: Daniel Wise, Avery Leonard, Katie Zhang, David Twibell, Michelle Ku, Pamir Sevincel, Thomas Rainey
      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Neil Weston, Carl Johnson

    • Second Place: Georgia Institute of Technology
      Team Name: HAMMMR Designs
      Student Team Members: David C. Alman, Andrew R. M. Hoeft, Terry H. Ma, Cameron B. McMillian, Jagadeesh Movva, Christopher L. Rolince
      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Neil Weston, Carl Johnson

    • Third Place (tie): California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
      Team Name: JetBiz
      Student Team Members: Isaac Guzman, Nicole Curtis-Brown, Martha Njuguna, Jorge Rivera, Cristal Ruano-Ramirez, Fernando Sanchez, Luis Rodriquez, Juan Chang
      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Don Edberg

    • Third Place (tie): California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
      Team Name: Premier Flight Systems
      Student Team Members: Dylan Gomez, Danny Jierian, Phillip Chung, Caleb Duescher, Mitchell Sagely, David Smith, Kishan Patel
      Faculty Advisor: Grant Carichner

     

    Details of the Design Competition challenge can be found here.

    “The AIAA design competitions give the students an opportunity to use their developing engineering skills to propose a solution to a real, state-of-the-art, and relevant engineering problem, said Danielle Soban, the competition’s head judge and lecturer in aerospace engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom. “The submissions are continuously of a very high standard, and competition for the top slots is very fierce. This attests to the hard work and talent of our next generation of engineers, as well as indicates the quality of our university-level engineering education and the dedication of our educators. We have a diverse group of volunteer judges from academia, industry and government who truly enjoy assessing the submissions and freely give of their time to do so.” Soban concluded: “This link between the current generation of aerospace engineers and the upcoming generation is one that makes the AIAA design competitions particularly relevant.”

    For more information on the AIAA Foundation Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition, please contact Rachel Dowdy at 703.264.7577 or racheld@aiaa.org or 703.264.7577.

     

    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 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, please visit www.aiaafoundation.org.

     



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