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

     

    September 6, 2017 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016–2017 AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition, which was awarded at the recent AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Atlanta.


    The 2016–2017 Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition challenge was to design a Next Generation Single-Engine Turboprop Aircraft. The undergraduate winning teams for this category were:

     

    • First Place: The University of Kansas
      Team Name: Aero Mob Propulsion Division
      Student Team Members: Thomas Row, Elliot Bicker, Austin Tuggle, Elizabeth Stoops, Alex Carnoali, Antonio Schoneich, Cody Hill, Christopher Bynum, Juan Castro
      Faculty Advisor: Saeed Farokhi, Ray Taghavi

    • Beihang University, China
      Team Name: J.J. Fly
      Student Team Members: Zhang Yingao, Wen Mengyang, and Wang Haonan
      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chih-Jen Sung

    • Third Place: VIT University, India
      Team Name: SEDS-VIT
      Student Team Members: Badriveer Thota, Neelesh Katoch, Dhruv Vijapuri, Naman Soni, Anushka Vargantwar, Nitin Ramseshan, Keshu Jat
      Faculty Advisor: Prof. Bibin John

     

    Details of the Design Competition challenge can be found here.

    “The annual Team Engine competition is a vital function of AIAA and the Air Breathing Propulsion Committee Branch,” said Jimmy Tai, engineering manager at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the competition’s organizer.

    Tai concluded, “All of the judges said that they were extremely impressed with both the engineering quality and professional presentation of the entries received. We look forward to building this competition in the future to include more international participation and increase the number of first-time participants.” 

    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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