AAE Research Symposium Series
$1300 in Cash Prizes!
- $500, $300, $200 for best three presentations
- $150 for best undergraduate presentation
- $150 for best abstract
The Research Symposium Series is a department-sponsored forum for graduate students and advanced-level undergraduates to present their research to a general audience. The Research Symposium Series is designed to:
- Facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge among faculty and graduate students.
- Provide opportunities for students to develop their technical presentation skills.
- Promote the research activities of the department to undergraduates and other interested individuals.
Tips for Making a Successful Abstract and Presentation
- How to Write an Abstract by Philip Koopman, Carnegie Mellon University
- Presentation Tips by Prof. Alten Grandt, Purdue University
2015 Student Judges
- Andrea Nicholas, Structures and Materials
- Shreyas Vathul, Aerospace Systems
- Harish Saranathan, Astrodynamics
- Matt Steiner, Propulsion
- Arjun Rao, Aerospace Systems
Left to Right: Prof. Shih, Prof. Son, Prof. Collicott, Christopher Zaseck, Prof. Longuski, Kaela Martin, Prof. Key, Samantha Alberts, Prof. Pourpoint, Jeanne Methel, Christopher Ward
- Best Presentation - Christopher Ward "Crossflow Instability and Transition in a Mach-6 Quiet Tunnel"
- Second Place Presentation - Christopher Zaseck "Development of High Performance Hybrid Rocket Fuels"
- Third Place Presentation - Samantha Alberts "Large Length-Scale Thermo-capillary Flow Experiment Design"
- Best Abstract - Kaela Martin "Reducing Velocity Pointing Errors for Spinning, Thrusting Spacecraft via Heuristic Thrust Profiles"
- Best Undergraduate Presentation - Jeanne Methel "Vane Wake Profile Characterization for the Purdue 3-Stage Research Compressor"
A plaque commemorating the best presentation of each year is on display on the 3rd floor of Armstrong Hall. Previous winners are:
Crossflow Instability and Transition in a Mach-6 Quiet Tunnel (2013-2014)
Parallel Genetic Algorithm with Population-Based Sampling Approach to Discrete Optimization Under Uncertainty (2012-2013)
Design of Transfer Trajectories Between Resonant Orbits in the Restricted Three-Body Problem (2011-2012)
Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Restricted Three-Body Problem (2010-2011)
Hypersonic Wind-Tunnel Measurements of Boundary-Layer Pressure Fluctuations (2009-2010)
The Dynamics of Lorentz Spacecraft with Application to a Mission to Enceladus (2008-2009)
Control of Spacecraft Imaging Arrays in Multi-Body Regimes (2007-2008)
Numerical Computations of a Wingtip Vortex in the Near Field (2006-2007)
Toughening Polymeric Composites using Nanoclay (2005-2006)
Computations of Mean Flows and Instabilities on Axisymmetric Blunt Cones at Hypersonic Speeds (2004-2005)
Fong Loon Pan
The Use of Integral Methods in Computational Aeroacoustics (2003-2004)
3-D Large Eddy Simulation for Jet Noise Prediction (2002-2003)
Questions about the 2013-2014 Research Symposium Series may be directed to The RSS Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)