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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: Jill Seubert
  • Entry: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: Jill Tombasco is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, where she studies orbit determination and spacecraft dynamics under the guidance of Dr. Penina Axelrad. Jill received her B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005, and her M.S. from the University of Colorado in 2009. Her research interests include spacecraft navigation, dynamics and control, formation flight, and interplanetary mission design. Jill will receive her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences in December 2011.