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.