AE Teams Win Firsts at EOH!
Congratulations to the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and the Illini Space Jet (ISJ) student organizations for capturing first place awards in projects demonstrated during the University of Illinois Engineering Open House March 7 and 8, 2008!
AIAA students won first under the category "EOH Theme-Sparking Curiosity" for their Wind Tunnel Demonstration exhibit. The students demonstrated in a wind tunnel how wings work and what causes them to fail. They showed how wings are designed and tested, and tested the lift, drag and other aerodynamic properties of a wing, sphere and golf ball.
ISJ students won first for Best Underclass Class Project for their Jet Powered Airplane and Rocket Launch exhibit. They displayed a turbine-powered 10-foot, 1/10 scale airplane, built to demonstrate the possibility of rocket launch from a moving aircraft. They also ran drag races every 30 minutes between two 6-foot rockets fired between the two bridges over the Bone Yard Creek north of Engineering Hall.
Members of the AIAA team are: Sarah Fullmer, Dennis Bosco, William Wheeler, Jacob Shulkin, Jake Turelli, Sara Streeb, Gregory Sabina, Steven Moran, Brian Lester, Ryan Palmer, Tyler Gillen, Joseph Bottalla, Joel Houston, James Osiol, Jared Daum, David West, Jiang John Yu
Members of the ISJ team are: Christopher Richgruber-Team Leader, Virag Shah, Scott Allen, Ryne Beeson, Elizabeth Bozek, Dain Christensen, Aaron D'Souza, Jonathan Huffman, Patrick Looby, Steven Moran, Matthew O'Brien , Corey Osland, Christopher Re, Gregory Sabina, Richard Scheweighart, Dustin Williams, Matthew Starr, Yin-Ping Su, Bryant Whitesel, Jay Patel, Namho Kim, Wayne Neumaier, Jeewan Ghuman, Jiang John Yu.