AME Students Awarded at the 2024 AIAA Conference

AME Seniors compete at the AIAA Region VI Student Conference

AME Seniors compete at the AIAA Region VI Student Conference

The AME Department sent 5 groups from the AME 441 Senior Projects course to participate in the AIAA Region VI Student Conference at Santa Clara University, 23-24 March.

Our teams received 2nd and 3rd place in the Undergraduate Teams category, continuing the department’s strong tradition of success at the AIAA conference; in 2023, AME students won 1st and 2nd place in the team division and 1st place in the individual division.

The 2024 2nd place winners, Kaitlyn Kumar, Yvonne Li, Manas Shah & Nicolas Gomez, presented their work on an untethered electrically-actuated jumping exoskeleton for lunar locomotion. Their project focused on torque trajectory optimization using multiple dynamic models to optimize efficiency of exoskeleton assisted motion.

The 2024 3rd place winners, Anushka Tahiliani, Sarah Nyguyen and Christina Azzi, presented their work on a morphable aileron design incorporating a sliding wing with integrated flexibility and transformation (SWIFT). The SWIFT concept was experimentally demonstrated to be aerodynamically viable and practically achievable at the scale of UAV aircraft.

Click here to read more about the innovative projects developed during the course and first exhibited at the annual AME Senior Projects showcase.

Published on April 1st, 2024

Last updated on April 1st, 2024