Aerospace engineering students win two awards from American Helicopter Society

September 08, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A team of Penn State aerospace engineering students received two awards from the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International's 32nd annual Student Design Competition.

Penn State students completed the year-long project in their capstone design course, AERSP 402A and 402B.

Sponsored by the Boeing Company, the 2015 contest challenged students to design a small, distributed logistics delivery vehicle and describe its role in a large logistics system concept.

A total of 14 teams from around the world submitted entries in this year's competition.

Penn State's team ROAR placed second in the undergraduate design contest and first in the optional hardware validation contest. The team was awarded $1,000.

Team ROAR included aerospace engineering undergraduates George El-Mallak, Ryan Halwick, Edward Lauser, Damon Raynor, Priscilla Sangama Campos, Jason Satira, Michael Scholz and Jason Stanko.

The students were advised by Joe Horn and Ed Smith, professors of aerospace engineering, and Kobi Enciu, a postdoctoral scholar in aerospace engineering.

More information about the contest and a complete list of winners is available from the AHS.

Established in 1943, the AHS is the world's premier vertical flight technical society, providing global leadership for scientific, technical, educational and legislative initiatives that advance the state of the art of vertical flight.

Last Updated September 08, 2015