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AAE PhD student receives Earhart Fellowship

AAE PhD student Jooyoung Lee has been selected as an Amelia Earhart Fellowship recipient for the 2017-18 academic year by Zonta International.
Purdue AAE student Jooyoung Lee

AAE PhD student Jooyoung Lee has been selected as an Amelia Earhart Fellowship recipient for the 2017-18 academic year by Zonta International, which seeks to empower women through service and advocacy.

Lee’s research focuses on stochastic hybrid system modeling and state estimation for safe and efficient operations of aerospace systems in the National Airspace System (NAS). Currently, she is working on a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) tracking algorithm which can be used as a supporting tool to enhance safety and efficiency of the UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system. Lee’s advisor is Prof. Hwang and she’s part of the Dynamics and Control research area.

“I am sincerely grateful to be selected as a recipient of the Amelia Earhart Fellowship,” Lee says. “This generous support will allow me to concentrate on what is more important in my research and help me to grow as an independent researcher.”

Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honor of legendary female pilot Amelia Earhart to assist the future of women in the fields of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.