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Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards

Through its annual graduate scholarship program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences. The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards were established by the AIAA Evolution of Flight Campaign and the AIAA Foundation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight and to recognize the Wright brother’s aeronautical achievements and contributions to the evolution of flight. The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards are bestowed annually to two graduate-level students participating in research endeavors as part of their engineering/science graduate studies. Basic Criteria and other information can be found at <a href= >;
  • Full Name: Mr Brent W Pomeroy
  • Entry: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Category: Graduate
  • AIAA Citation: Brent Pomeroy is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois studying aerodynamics under Dr. Michael Selig. He received his B.S. in aeronautical engineering from Clarkson University in 2010, and completed his M.S. in 2012 at Illinois. While in graduate school, Brent has focused his research upon aerodynamic design and analysis with a particular interest in high-lift systems. He has had a variety of internship experiences at Boeing, NASA, and General Electric.