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Astronaut and judge Sandra Magnus with UMD's AIAA chapter Vice Chair Matt Rich and Chair Mike Hamilton.

Astronaut and judge Sandra Magnus with UMD's AIAA chapter Vice Chair Matt Rich and Chair Mike Hamilton.

 

Undergraduates swept the technical paper category at the AIAA Region I Student Conference held in the Kim Building on April 5th and 6th.

Over 55 graduate and undergraduate students from several universities presented their research at the conference. More than 27 undergraduate and graduate aerospace engineering students from the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD) presented their research at the conference. Universities represented included Cornell University, Penn State University, Old Diminion University, Rutgers University, Daniel Webster College, and University of Virginia.

Students presented their research to a panel of judges from industry that selected First, Second and Third Place in three categories: Graduate, Undergraduate, and Team.

University of Maryland students who were recipients of awards are listed below.

Technical Paper ? Masters

FIRST:
Wireless Magneto-Elastic Torque Sensor System
Ganesh Raghunath
University of Maryland - College Park

Technical Paper ? Undergraduate

FIRST:
Graphene-Silicon Composite Lithium Ion Batteries for Micro Air Vehicles
Scott Wingate
University of Maryland - College Park

SECOND:
Design and Development of a Flying Cyclocopter
Joseph Tore Mullins
University of Maryland - College Park

THIRD:
Drag Reduction for Ground Vehicles Upon Vortex Generators Implementation
Jose Mondragon
University of Maryland - College Park

For a full list of winning entries, please visit the conference website



April 9, 2013


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