Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate students place in All-electric General Aviation Vehicle – U.S. University Design Challenge

UC Davis senior aerospace engineering students took home 3 of the 4 top places in  the All-electric General Aviation Vehicle – U.S. University Design Challenge organized by NASA.

In the undergraduate division:

1 – UC Davis – “Bladessa”, Ethan Kellogg, Geoffrey Christensen, Junette Hsin, Keshavan Kope, Ben Schellenberg, Michael Starr
2 – UC Davis – “Areion”, Louis Edelman, Calvin Davis, Benjamin Holmquist, Catherine Mamon, Alejandro Pensado, Dillan Thung
3 – Virginia Tech
Honorable Mention – UC Davis – “Scuba Stingray”, Samuel Zuniga, Camille Binter, Ujit Satyarthi, Brandon Lee, Andres Zuniga

These design projects were a major component of the EAE-130A&B course (Aircraft Performance and Design) in Winter and Spring 2015. Advisors were Professor Case van Dam, Nat Blaesser (co-instructor) and Todd Beeby (TA).

See http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/competition_winners2015.htm for more information on the projects.

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