NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week Network (http://www.aviationweek.com), in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), announced today the winners of its awards program, "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties."
The awards recognize top science, technology, engineering, and math undergraduate and graduate students. The program connects the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established innovators and leaders honored at the Laureates Awards, who have created many of the "firsts" driving innovation in the 21st century.
"One of the pillars of our service to the aerospace community is actively engaging and developing next-generation technology talent who are essential to the future of this exceptional industry," Greg Hamilton, Aviation Week Network president, said. "Truly, this year's nominees and winners represent the best in terms of their talent, their creativity, and ability."
"The winners for this year's 20 Twenties program reflect the diversity, ingenuity and remarkable talent found within the aerospace community," said Sandy Magnus, AIAA executive director. "Each of these outstanding students, from around the world, is making significant contributions to their fields of study – ranging from electric propulsion to hypersonics to autonomous vehicles – as well as working to make the world a better place. Their research is shaping not only the future of aerospace, but the future of humanity, and each is uniquely worthy of our praise and this honor."
This year's recognition program had qualified nominees from 36 different universities. The winners will be honored during Aviation Week's 60th Annual Laureates Awards March 2 at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC. The 2017 20 Twenties winners are:
- Keenan E. S. Albee, Columbia University
- Geoffrey Andrews, Purdue University
- Jakob Bludau, Technical University of Munich
- Julia CrowleyFarenga, Purdue University
- John L. Deaton, U.S. Air Force Academy
- Julia Di, Columbia University
- Jennifer Domanowski, Boise State University
- Karl Domjahn, The University of Queensland
- Alexander W. Feldstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Brian Free, University of Maryland
- Kelly Henckel, University of Michigan
- Rebecca E. Hill, University of Michigan
- Matthew Ryan Hurst, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Rubbel Kumar, University of Maryland
- Braven C. Leung, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Wanyi Ng, University of Maryland
- Kristen Railey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Christine Reilly, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Rose Weinstein, University of Maryland
- Emily Marie Zimovan, Purdue University
For more information about 20 Twenties Awards, please contact Carole Hedden at Carole.Hedden@AviationWeek.com
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