Aerospace Students Shine at the 11th AIAA YPSE ConferenceOver 65 graduate and undergraduate students from several universities presented their research at the 11th Young Professional, Student and Education Conference held on November 4, 2011 at the Kossiakoff Center of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. More than 15 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 Old Dominion University, Penn State University, University of Virginia, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, New Mexico State University, and George Washington University.
Students presented their research to a panel of judges from industry that selected First, Second and Third Place in two categories: Graduate and Undergraduate. All winners were awarded certificates from AIAA, as well as prizes including Amazon.com gift cards, books and DVDs for their efforts.
University of Maryland student who were recipients of awards are listed below.
First Place – Mr. Byungseok Yoo
• Guided Lamb Ware Based Spiral Phased Array for Damage Detection of Thin Composite Panels (Advisor: Dr. Pines)
Honorable Mention - Ms. Pauline Parent
• TWSM Training of NiTiNOL Via Thermo-Mechanical Cyclic Loading of a Plate Subject to a Constant Bending Moment (Advisor: Dr. Flatau)
Third Place - Mr. Sean Symon
• Percolation Transition of Fe Spherical Microparticle Magneto-rheological Elastomers (Advisor: Dr. Wereley)
Honorable Mention – Ms. Elena Shrestha
• Development of a Hover‐Capable MAV‐Scale Cyclocopter (Advisor: Dr. Chopra)
Visit the AIAA Region 1-MA YPSE Conference Website for more information.
Published November 14, 2011