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Professor Waas Receives AIAA Award
Congratulations to A&A Professor and Chair Anthony Waas, who has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award for 2016. This award is presented to an individual who has been responsible for an outstanding recent technical or scientific contribution in aerospace structures, structural dynamics, or materials. Professor Waas will be honored at a the 2016 AIAA Science and Technology Form and Exposition in San Diego, California.
2016 AIAA Associate Fellows
We are proud to announce that A&A Professors Breidenthal, Morgansen and Shumlak have been selected as AIAA Associate Fellows in recognition of their extraordinary commitment to furthering the advancement of science and technology in the aerospace community. Congratulations to these outstanding faculty.
A&A Affiliate Professor Receives Award
Congratulations to A&A Affiliate Professor Missy Cummings on being awarded the 29th Annual Nevada Desert Research Institute Medal. Cummings, now an associate professor of engineering at Duke University and director of the school’s Humans and Autonomy Lab, was one of the Navy’s first female fighter pilots, and is a pioneer in the research of drones.
A&A Students Honored
Three of Professor Anshu Narang’s graduate students have received recent prestigious awards and recognition. Max Spetzler was awarded the Best Guidance, Navigation & Control Graduate Student Paper Award at the 2015 AIAA SciTech Forum. Armand Awad has been selected for the 2015 AFRL Space Scholar Program for the second consecutive year. And first year graduate student Adam Tahir is the recipient of a Department of Defense 2015 Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship.
Predoctoral student Gustavo Fujiwara received the 2015-16 Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Ayers Scholarship. Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college students for their outstanding scholarship, leadership and service. Gustavo, who works with Dean Michael Bragg in the area of aircraft design and multidisciplinary optimization, truly exemplifies all of these attributes.
Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!