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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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 Stephen T Clark
  • Entry: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: Stephen T. Clark in a fourth-year PhD candidate at Duke University working under Dr. Robert Kielb on Turbomachinery Aeroelasticity. In 2010, Stephen received his M.S. degree from Duke for his research on the aeroelastic challenges facing futuristic, open-rotor engines. In 2008, Stephen graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Music. Stephen is interested in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), CFD Techniques, Aeroelasticity, Vibration, and Reduced-Order Modeling of Highly Dimensional Systems.