Aerospace Engineering Freshman a 2005 National Science Olympiad Scholarship Recipient
One of AE's new freshmen, Joshua Krisiloff, from Belle Mead, New Jersey, won a gold medal in the 2005 National Science Olympiad that was held on the UIUC campus. Joshua competed with 2,400 middle and high school students, representing more than 120 championship teams from across the country. These top students came to the U of I campus to compete in more than three dozen events, such as bridge building, computing, chemistry and astronomy.
Joshua won the Fermi Questions event. It was a testing event, where partners use general knowledge of science and math to answer problems. The questions are all calculation based, and are approximated to the nearest power of ten. There are no calculators allowed and each team gets about one minute per problem.
As a gold medal recipient, Joshua received a four-year tuition waver to UIUC. The AE Department is very happy to welcome Joshua to our program.