Conte, Gill win aerospace senior thesis award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Davide Conte and Charlotte Gill, seniors in aerospace engineering, were each named a winner of the Anthony E. Wolk Senior Thesis Award.

Conte was recognized for his thesis, "Survey of Earth-Mars Trajectories Using Lambert's Problem and Applications."

Gill was honored for her thesis, "Longitudinal Control via Distributed Propulsion and Elevator Deflection."

Each winner received a plaque, cash prize and booklet during the aerospace engineering department's graduation luncheon on May 9.

The award is named in honor of Anthony E. "Tony" Wolk, a 1956 aeronautical engineering alumnus. During his 32-year career, Wolk worked for Martin Aircraft, Fairchild Aircraft, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The award was established by Wolk's widow, Ida Blackburn Wolk, and the couple's sons, Timothy and John.

Last Updated May 20, 2014