AIAA Announces 2023 International Student Conference Winners Written 9 February 2023
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February 9, 2023 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the undergraduate, team, and master’s winners of the 2023 International Student Conference, held during the 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum, National Harbor, Maryland, 23–27 January.
Nineteen technical paper first-place finalists from all seven 2022 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. In partnership with Lockheed Martin Corporation, AIAA sponsors the International Student Conference annually at the forum.
“Congratulations to these exemplary students on their accomplishments. Preparing the next generation of aerospace innovators is part of our commitment to the aerospace community,” said Basil Hassan, chair, AIAA Foundation. “The students recognized here are some of our industry’s next leaders and problem-solvers. We are proud to call them AIAA student members and we look forward to seeing how they shape the future of aerospace.”
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. The AIAA Foundation awards three $1,000 cash prizes to each category’s first-place winners. All participants’ papers are published as part of the AIAA SciTech Forum proceedings.
2023 International Student Conference Winners
1st place: “Experimental Verification of the USAFA 1-DOF Dynamic Stability Characterization Capability and Future 3-DOF Cross Coupling Enhancements,” by Molly Ellinger, Jacob Szymanski, Casey P. Fagley, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
1st place: “Optimization of Heat Release within a Dual-Mode Ramjet Using Ignition Delay Energy Source Terms,” by Francis Centlivre, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
1st place: “Design of Large-Scale 3D Printed Components for UAV Cargo Transport,” by Cody Watson, Caroline Dixon, Nate Kuczun, and Dr. Jade Morton, University of Colorado Boulder (presented by Cody Watson)
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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