AIAA Announces 2022 International Student Conference Winners Written 21 January 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2022 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the undergraduate, team, and graduate winners of the 2022 International Student Conference, held during the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, 3–7 January.
Sixteen technical paper first-place finalists from all seven 2021 AIAA Regional Student Conferences presented their research papers related to aeronautics and astronautics. A volunteer panel of AIAA members reviewed their technical content and clarity of communication.
At the conclusion of the event, the AIAA Foundation awarded $1,000 cash prizes to each category’s first-place winners. All participants’ papers will be published as part of the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum proceedings.
2022 AIAA International Student Conference Winners
- Undergraduate Category
1st Place – Meaghan Munro, Monash University, “Novel Optical Diagnostics for the Study of Shock Separation in Rocket Nozzles”
- Master’s Category
1st Place – Brandon White, Oklahoma State University, “Preliminary Adaptation of Speech Source Localization Algorithm for Reduced Bandwidth of Interest in Tonadic Infrasound Signals”
- Team Category
1st Place – Luis Pabon Madrid, Polina Verkhovodova, Malcom Tisdale, Jules Penot, Isabella Dula, Kaila Coimbra, Tanmay Gupta, Leah Soldner, Rithvik Musuku, and Soon-Jo Chung, California Institute of Technology, “Design of a Modular and Orientable Electrodynamic Shield for Lunar Dust Mitigation”
The International Student Conference is an invitation-only student conference where first-place winners from each of the previous year’s AIAA Regional Student Conferences present their winning papers. Since 2018, Lockheed Martin Corporation’s generous donation to the AIAA Foundation has supported the International Student Conference and sponsored student attendees who presented their papers.
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