Two student teams from the Aerospace Engineering Department brought home first and second prizes in the Team category awards at the recent 2014 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region 1 Student Paper Conference.
Four teams represented WPI at the April conference at Cornell University. According to AIAA student chapter advisor Professor Anthony Linn, the conference benefits the students in several ways. Attending and presenting papers, which were MQP-based research projects, provides a great opportunity to get undergraduate research more involved and connected to manufacturers and corporations. But students also gain intangible benefits, even if they don’t win an award.