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 http://www.aiaa.org/scholarshipsandawards/;

Award Recipients

2017

  • Sarah E Cusson
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Alexandra C Long
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2016

  • Trevor J Bennett
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Robert Jacobi
    The University of Arizona
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2015

  • Mr Matthew James Reilly
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
    AIAA Citation: Matthew Reilly is currently pursusing a graduate degree in aerospace engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has a research assistantship in the Aerospace Systems Design Lab. Matt grew up in Upper Freehold, NJ and received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Rowan University. He has had four internships, including two of which were with NASA. He is an avid outdoorsman and thrill seeker, with ambitions of becoming an astronaut.
  • Mr Brent W Pomeroy
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
    AIAA Citation: Brent Pomeroy is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois studying aerodynamics under Dr. Michael Selig. He received his B.S. in aeronautical engineering from Clarkson University in 2010, and completed his M.S. in 2012 at Illinois. While in graduate school, Brent has focused his research upon aerodynamic design and analysis with a particular interest in high-lift systems. He has had a variety of internship experiences at Boeing, NASA, and General Electric.

2014

  • Fanny M Besem
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Giuseppe Cataldo
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2013

  • Dr Daniel R Cuppoletti
    Air Force Research Laboratory
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Luis P Zea
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2012

  • Paul Vincent Anderson
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Miss Rachel Ellman
    Massachusettes Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2011

  • Mr Stephen T Clark
    Duke University
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Prof Sertac Karaman
    MIT
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Jill Seubert
    NASA JPL
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Chandrashekhar Tiwari
    Pennsylvania State University
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2010

  • Joseph M Galante
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Brandon A Jones
    University of Texas at Austin
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Julie J Parish
    Sandia National Laboratories
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Adam Trebs
    Aerojet Rocketdyne
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2009

  • Dr Daniel J Grebow
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Jason M Roadman
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • David N Wiese
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2008

  • Supratik Datta
    University of Maryland
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Brian R Pomeroy
    Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Alan Zorn
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2007

  • Dr Justin A Richeson
    Space Exploration Technologies Corporation
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2006

  • Mr. Patrick T Biltgen
    Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Karen M Feigh
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Ryan L Kobrick
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Praveen Shankar
    California State Univ
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2005

  • Mr. Nicolas Dulac
    Massachusettes Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Ms. Sandra H Holcomb
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Stephen P Lynch
    Penn State
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Lindsay D Millard
    RAND Corporation
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2004

  • Dr James W Gregory
    The Ohio State University
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Laura M Hudy
    Michigan State Univeristy
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Prof Rafael Palacios
    Imperial College London
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Kathryn A Weiss
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2003

  • Prof Anubhav Datta
    University of Maryland, College Park
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Mr. Jonathan T Liu
    Stanford University
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Tom G Reynolds
    University of Cambridge
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Matthew J Tarascio
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

2002

  • Mr. Ioannis Anagnostakis
    Massachusettes Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Jennifer L Price
    North Carolina State University
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Jessica L Townsend
    Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Dr Matthew W Turner
    Awarded
    Award: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award