AIAA Foundation Announces Engine Design Competition Winners Written 18 July 2018

CONTACT: John Blacksten

July 18, 2018 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation announced the winners of its 2017–2018 AIAA Foundation Engine Design Competition on July 11 at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 2017–2018 Engine Design Competition’s goal was to design a “Next Generation Supersonic Transport.” 

The winning teams are:

1st Place – Beihang University, China

  • Team Name: The Little Boys
  • Student Team members: Yingjun Wang, Mingha Guo, Yu Hu
  • Faculty Advisors: Dr. Min Chen

2nd Place – TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey

  • Team Name: ETU-V TULPAR
  • Student Team members: Veli Can Üstündag, Çağdaş Cem Ergin, Baran Íper, Onur Tan
  • Faculty Advisor: Prof. Sitki Uslu

3rd Place – Military University of Technology, Poland

  • Team Name: Totally Incredible Technical Solution
  • Student Team Members: Damian Maciorowski, Karol Kozdrowicz, Maciej Spychata, Karolina Pazura
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. hab. Inz. Ryszard Chachurski

Please visit the Engine Design Competition website to learn more about the competition or contact Rachel Dowdy or 703.264.7577.

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