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    AIAA Foundation Announces International Student Conference "Best Paper" Winners

    February 4, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 AIAA Foundation International Student Conference “Best Papers” Competition. Awardees were honored on January 8, at the awards luncheon of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, held January 7–10 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas.

    Winners of the Undergraduate, Undergraduate Team, and Master’s categories received $1,000. The winner of the Community Outreach category received $500.

    The awardees were:

    • Braden J. Hancock, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in the Individual Undergraduate Division, for his paper “Reducing Shock Interactions in a Single Stage High Pressure Turbine Via 3D Aerodynamic Shaping.”

    • Steven A. Leverette, William L. Murray and Sarah W. Hester, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., in the Undergraduate Team Division, for their paper: “Thrust Augmentation of a Solid Rocket Motor by Means of Inert Gas Injection.”

    • Erica G. Hocking, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., in the Graduate Division, for her paper: “Fabrication and Characterization of Small-Scale Pneumatic Artificial Muscles for a Bio-Inspired Robotic Hand.”

    • Victor Lopez, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in the Community Outreach Division, for his paper: “Hybrid Rocket Demonstrator and Lesson Plan for STEM Outreach in Grades K–12.”

     

    The AIAA Foundation International Student Conference invites undergraduate and graduate AIAA student members who have won their regional student conference to present and discuss their research in a formal setting, thereby providing a forum for the recognition of outstanding student research, and strengthening inter-regional bonds between school engineering departments. For more information on the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference, please contact Stephen Brock at 703.264.7536 or stephenb@aiaa.org.

    Media Contact: Duane Hyland, 703.264.7558 or duaneh@aiaa.org

    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.

    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.

     

     

    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.


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