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Aerospace Engineering students excelled at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region I Young Professional, Student, and Education (YPSE) Conference 2014. Students placed across four categories, winning for both best student presentations and papers.

The winning Aerospace Engineering students for best presentations and papers were:

Best Student Presentations in Space Automation and Robotics

  • Kate McBryan (Advisor: Dr. David Akin)
  • Adam Halperin (Advisor: Dr. Raymond Sedwick)

Best Student Presentation in Space Operations

  • Nicholas Limparis (Advisor: Dr. David Akin)

Undergraduate Best Paper Awards

  • 2nd place Luke Smith (Advisors: Dr. Anya Jones)
    The Effect of Reynolds Number on Reverse Flow over Sharp and Blunt Trailing Edge Airfoils
  • 3rd place Maria Pascale (Advisors: Dr. Alison Flatau)
    Magnetrostrictive Properties of FeGa Nanowires
  • Honorable Mention Joseph Cozzo (Advisors: Dr. Alison Flatau, Dr. Jung Jin Park)
    Magnetostrictive Galfenol (Fe-Ga) as a Non-Contact Stress Sensor

Graduate Best Paper Awards

  • 2nd place Kate McBryan with co-authors Nicolas Limparis, Chris Carlsen (Advisor: Dr. David Akin)
    DYMAFLIGHT: Dynamic Manipulator Flight Experiment
  • 2nd place Adam Halperin (Advisor: Dr. Raymond Sedwick)
    Development of Gas Compression Systems for Autonomous Martian Rovers
  • 3rd place Nicholas Limparis with co-author Katherine McBryan (Advisor: Dr. David Akin)
    Micro-Sat Based Dexterous Robotic Satellite Servicing: A Case for Miniaturization
  • Honorable mention John Vitucci (Advisor: Dr. Raymond Sedwick)
    Development of a Superconducting Magnet System for a Helicon Plasma Thruster

The AIAA YPSE conferences highlight the future of aerospace engineering from students and young professionals from kindergarten to age 35.



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November 10, 2014


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