2008-2009 AIAA WINNERSAIAA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ITS ANNUAL GRADUATE AWARDS AND FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2008-2009 ACADEMIC YEAR
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the AIAA Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the AIAA Foundation Graduate Awards for the 2008-2009 academic year. The AIAA Foundation presents fourteen annual graduate awards to students enrolled in graduate degree programs in aeronautics and astronautics.Each year, the AIAA Foundation presents four Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards. These ten thousand dollar awards, given in memory Orville and Wilbur Wright’s achievements and contributions to the evolution of flight, are presented to students completing masters or doctoral thesis work, or to students who have completed a master’s research project. The winners from the University of Maryland, Department of Aerospace Engineering are:
Supratik Datta, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., for his research topic Characterization and Modeling of Iron-Gallium Alloys for Sensor-Actuator Applications.
Joshua Johnson, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., for his research topic Optimization of Hypersonic Atmosphere Entry Heat Shield Configurations.
Joshua Johnson, aerospace engineering doctoral candidate, will be a recipient of the AIAA Foundation Open Topic Graduate Award at the Aerospace Sciences Conference in Orlando, FL, January 2009. Each of the four Open Topic Graduate Award provides $5,000, bestowed annually to four graduate-level students for outstanding scholarship in research endeavors throughout their graduate studies. Joshua Johnson is currently working in the area of planetary entry heat shield design and optimization under the guidance of Professor Mark Lewis.
In addition, the AIAA Foundation present thirty scholarships to students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in aeronautics and astronautics.The Foundation presents seven $2,000 scholarships to juniors. The University of Maryland, Department of Aerospace Engineering winner is:
Matthew Bishop, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
Information on applying for AIAA graduate student awards is available at
Information on applying for AIAA undergraduate student awards is available at
Published September 25, 2008