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Young Professional, Student, and Education Conference 2013



Highlighting the Future of Aerospace from Kindergarten to Age 35


Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory Kossiakoff Center

November 15, 2013

Student Paper Competition

Graduate Student Winners

Award Presenter Co-Authors School Title
 1st Place Elena Shrestha Inderjit Chopra University of Maryland, College Park Forward Flight Capability of a 500-gram Cycloidal-Rotor Micro Air Vehicle
 2nd Place Ani Abraham

Dr. Mirko Schoenitz, Dr. Edward L. Dreizin

New Jersey Institute of Technology Metal-based Reactive Material with Biocidal Reaction Products
 3rd Place Nicholas Limparis Katherine McBryan University of Maryland, College Park Exo-SPHERES: Design of a Free Flying Spacecraft for Operations Interior and Exterior to the International Space Station
Honorable Mention Jonathan Geerts   University of Maryland, College Park Quantitative Design of the Background Oriented Schlieren Particle Pattern

Undergraduate Student Winners

 Award Presenter Co-Authors School Title
 1st Place Thomas Dwyer Ramana Pidaparti Virginia Commonwealth University Design of a Puzzle Mimicking a Nanostructure
 1st Place  Samuel Sipe Chris Voss, Tony Broll, Josh Chester, Dan Chauvin, Haley Doyle, Ganesh Harihara  United States Naval Academy The Unix Space Server: USS Langley
 2nd Place Todd Dillon Dr. Chunlei Liang The George Washington University Towards An Automatic Mesh Deforming Tool for Computational Fluid Dynamics using Unstructured Quadrilateral Elements
3rd Place Chin Gian Hooi Hong Liu Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aerodynamic Analysis and Design of a Ducted Fan Microscale Quadcopter
Honorable Mention Sean Napier Andrew Abraham Lehigh University Preliminary Design of Novel Cost-Effective Architecture for Manned Mars Missions


Program Information

Conference Overview

Presentation Schedule - Updated 11/13

Presentation Abstracts

Happy Hour following the awards ceremony at Looney's Pub, Maple Lawn (5:30 PM).

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sandy Magnus

Former NASA Astronaut and Executive Director AIAA


"Everything Necessary for Success I Learned in Kindergarten!"


Call for presentations


Abstract Deadline Extended to November 4, 2013

Submit abstracts and author information using the form at

Questions? Send e-mail to

Paid registration required (authors and attendees); students and K-12 teachers may attend free, but should register. Register at

Lodging at Homewood Suites by Hilton

8320 Benson Dr.

Columbia, Maryland 21045

YPSE-13 conference attendees may reserve a room at the Homewood Suites Columbia at the conference rates of $89/$99 (for a single room) or $129 (for a double suite) PLUS 13% in taxes. Call 443-896-5073, and mention that you are part of the AIAA group or visit and use group code "IAA". This rate is good through Nov. 1, 2013, subject to room availability.

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

10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044

Click here for information on other lodging

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