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AIAA Region I Young Professional, Student, and Education Conference 2012



Highlighting the Future of Aerospace from Kindergarten to Age 35


Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory Kossiakoff Center

November 2, 2012


Student Paper Competition

Graduate Student Winners

Award Presenter Co-Authors School Title
 1st Place  Pranav Joshi  Xiaofeng Liu,
Joseph Katz
The Johns Hopkins University Effects of Mean and Fluctuating Pressure Gradients on Boundary Layer Turbulence
 2nd Place  Jonathan Geerts Kenneth H. Yu University of Maryland, College Park Experimental Characterization of Isolator Shock Train Propagation
 3rd Place  Chao Zhang Zheng Lingxiao,
Tyson Hedrick,
Rajat Mittal
The Johns Hopkins University Flight Stabilization with Flapping Wings in Gusty Environments
Honorable Mention  Justin Brannan   University of Maryland, NASA GSFC Satellite Servicing: Modeling Flexible Satellite Dynamics
Honorable Mention  Elena Shrestha Moble Benedict,
Vikram  Hrishikeshavan,
Inderjit Chopra
University of Maryland, College Park Design and Control of a Cycloidal-Rotor Aircraft

Undergraduate Student Winners

 Award Presenter Co-Authors School Title
 1st Place Cody Karcher   University of Maryland, College Park Design and Manufacture of the Cockpit and Transmission for a Human Powered Helicopter
 2nd Place  Yit Akyuz   University of Maryland, College Park Using Dielectric Electro Active Polymer Sensors to Detect Pressure Change over a Smooth Surface
 3rd Place  Jose Mondragon   University of Maryland, College Park The Implementation of Vortex Generators for Ground Vehicles
Honorable Mention  Blair Capriotti Derek Montalvan,
Natasha Peake
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Will PROFAC and PHARO Transform Space Economics and Mission Design?
Honorable Mention Joseph Hussey Albert Sadilek United States Naval Academy An Experiment to Assess the Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris Environment

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Conference Overview

Presentation Schedule - Updated 11/1

Abstract Booklet

Engineers as Educators Workshop

Keynote Speaker

Mr. David Giger of SpaceX

David Giger joined SpaceX in 2005 and became its first Mission Manager. He now serves as lead Director for Dragon Spacecraft Development. While leading that demanding program – on which much of the company’s future depends – he also serves as Director of Dragon Propulsion, which makes him the top engineer responsible for the design, development, test and flight of the Draco hypergolic engines used for attitude control on the Dragon spacecraft.


Lodging at Hampton Inn Columbia

8880 Columbia 100 Parkway

Columbia, Maryland 21045

YPSE-12 conference attendees may reserve a room at the Hampton Inn Columbia at the conference rate of $105/night (plus hotel tax). Call 1-800-Hampton, or 410-997-8555, and mention that you are part of the AIAA group. This rate is good through Nov. 1, 2012, subject to room availability.

Another local hotel (without an AIAA rate)is Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel

10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044

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