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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: Dr Daniel R Cuppoletti
  • Entry: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: I earned my B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UC in 2008 and will complete my PhD in the Fall of 2013 with a focus in Fluids & Propulsion and minor in Acoustics. My research interests include propulsion, combustion, aeroacoustics, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, energy sciences, and more. My experience spans industry and academia working in propulsion technologies for commercial and military engines and energy producing gas turbines