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Benedict Wins Young Scientist of the Year Award

Benedict Wins Young Scientist of the Year Award

Moble Benedict.

Moble Benedict.

Dr. Moble Benedict has been awarded the 2012 Hal Andrews Young Engineer/Scientist of the Year Award. A premier award of the National Capital Section of AIAA, the Hal Andrews award is presented annually to a local AIAA member who has not reached their 35th birthday as of January 1st for the year of the award. The award recognizes a single significant professional accomplishment or longer-term outstanding career leadership/accomplishment in the technical disciplines of aeronautics and astronautics.


Professor Inderjit Chopra submitted a winning nomination on behalf of Dr. Benedict. Both were recognized at the AIAA-NCS Honors and Awards Banquet on June 8, 2012. Dr. Benedict is specifically being recognized for his leading-edge pioneering research in the analysis-based design, fabrication, and first successful flight of a direct lift aircraft employing a cycloidal rotor: The Cyclocopter Micro-Air Vehicle.


For more information on Dr. Benedict's research and cyclocopter flight videos please visit the links below:


http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~moble/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwgzCg9suTI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF8TV2PVWlI


June 11, 2012

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