Abe Zarem Graduate Award For Distinguished Achievement-Aeronautics Open for Nominations 1 October 2021 31 January 2022

The Zarem Graduate Student Awards have been established by AIAA and Dr. Abe Zarem as a means for students pursuing advanced degrees (master’s level candidates) in aeronautics and astronautics to showcase their talent and work. It is hoped that these awards will not only identify talented students, but also motivate/encourage more students to seek advanced degrees in these areas and thus start to fill a void that has worried educators for many years. PhD students are not eligible for this award.

Any masters student who would like to be considered for the award should submit their paper online via the AIAA Awards submission form. The Abe M. Zarem Graduate Award for Distinguished Achievement Selection Committee has updated criteria for selecting masters student awardees. Student applications for the Abe Zarem Award are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Submission of a research paper in AIAA Format, not to exceed 11 pages, covering a research topic in either aeronautics or astronautics
  • A letter from the student’s faculty advisor or research supervisor supporting their entry into the Abe M. Zarem Award Program
  • A research plan, not to exceed 3 pages, double-spaced and in Times New Roman 10-point font describing how the student plans to continue their research, and how receiving this award will help them achieve these goals. The 3-page requirement is inclusive of references, facts, tables, and figures.

Student Winners receive the following benefits:

  • Astronautics winners will receive a funded trip to present their research at the upcoming International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
  • Aeronautics winners will receive a funded trip to present their research at the upcoming International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) every other year.
  • Both winners will receive a funded trip to accept their awards at the upcoming AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition
  • A medal engraved with the winner’s name
  • A $500 award for the winner’s faculty advisor
  • A feature in AIAA publications
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Meet Geoffrey Andrews, 2018 Award Recipient–Aeronautics

Geoffrey-Andrews“I knew I wanted to be an aerospace engineer since I was about 9 or 10 years old. I've always been infatuated with machines and flight; although I love being in the cockpit myself, engineering research allows me to indulge my passion for flight with a bit more intellectual creativity; having the privilege to play even a small part in the work of the scientific and engineering community is something by which I am both humbled and inspired.”

Geoffrey Andrews

Award Recipients

2021

  • Mr Karl Roush
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    Award: Designing for Security: A Cybersecurity Introduction for Aerospace

2020

  • Mr Nathan T Crane
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    Award: Preliminary Active Subspace Investigation of a Commercial Supersonic Design Space

2019

  • Cole Anderson
    Awarded
    Award: A Test Rig for Wing Flutter Suppression via Distributed Propulsion

2018

  • Mr Geoffrey Andrews
    Awarded
    Award: A Hybrid Length Scale Similarity Solution for Swirling Turbulent Jets
    AIAA Citation: A Hybrid Length Scale Similarity Solution for Swirling Turbulent Jets

2016

  • Ayodeji T Bode-Oke
    Awarded
    Award: Optimized Body Deformation in Dragonfly Manuevers

2013

  • Eliseo E Iglesias
    Awarded

2012

  • Sudhanshu Jain
    Awarded

2011

  • Evan Martin
    Awarded

2010

  • Michael E Isenberg
    Awarded

2009

  • Mr. Richard E Callahan Jr.
    Cornell University
    Awarded

2008

  • Joshua D Butler
    NAVAIR
    Awarded

2007

  • Dr Roelof Vos
    TU Delft fac. Aerospace Engineering
    Awarded

2006

  • John M Crane
    Awarded

2005

  • Thomas E Farrell
    Boeing
    Awarded

2004

  • Mr Thomas N Singer
    Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
    Awarded

2003

  • Mr. James A Stack
    University of California, Berkley
    Awarded

2002

  • Mr. Christopher T Wright
    Utah State University
    Awarded

2001

  • Shin Matsumura
    The Boeing Company
    Awarded

2000

  • Dr Sonja M Flesberg
    Ottawa University
    Awarded

1999

  • Dr Joel M Grasmeyer
    Alliant Techsystems Inc
    Awarded

1998

  • Dr Ryan P Starkey
    Raytheon Missile Systems
    Awarded

1997

  • Prof Mayuresh Patil
    Virginia Tech
    Awarded

1996

  • Peter C Holland
    Allison Engine Company
    Awarded

1995

  • Mr Gregory G Steen
    Navistar Inc
    Awarded

1994

  • Roxana M Agosta
    Awarded

1993

  • Dr Richard S Miller
    Clemson University
    Awarded

1992

  • Dr William A Crossley
    Purdue University
    Awarded

1991

  • Dr Alan K Minga
    Cray Inc
    Awarded

1990

  • Mr. John C Crepeau
    University of Idaho
    Awarded