Penton's Aviation Week To Honor Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders at Twenty20s Awards, November 14 in Phoenix, AZ

Oct 31, 2013, 09:00 ET from Aviation Week

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Aviation Week,, today announced for the winners of its newest awards program, "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders:  The Twenty20s."  The awards, produced in partnership with Raytheon, recognize top engineering, math, science and technology students.  The program connects the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established leaders who have created many of the "firsts" driving innovation in the 21st century. 

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"With the Twenty20 awards, Aviation Week seeks to identify students who are already making a difference, through their academic performance, the projects and research they undertake, and their engagement with the world beyond their classrooms," Greg Hamilton, Aviation Week president, explained.  "These students participate in diverse efforts from tutoring their classmates to participating in organizations such as Engineers Without Borders and Habitat for Humanity, all while maintaining excellent scholastic standing."

"Raytheon is committed to science, technology, engineering and math education – supporting students throughout their academic careers as they set out to strengthen our nation's role as a global innovation leader," said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Corporate Affairs. "We are thrilled to honor these twenty outstanding engineering students for their academic and civic accomplishments."

The winners will be honored during Aviation Week's annual Aerospace & Defense Programs Conference on November 14, 2013 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ.  Nominees include:

  • Paul Anderson: BS Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and PhD candidate Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Caue Sciascia Borlina: BS candidate in Aerospace Engineering, minor in Physics, University of Michigan
  • Bradley Cheetham: BS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, SUNY Buffalo; MS Aerospace Engineering Science, University of Colorado; PhD candidate Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Travis Edwards: BS Mechanical Engineering and MS candidate in Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
  • Ryan Endres: BS candidate Aerospace Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, University of Kansas
  • Jake Gamsky: BS Physics, University of Kentucky; MS and PhD candidate Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Gaines Gibson: BS candidate in Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Erin Griggs: BS/MS Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines; PhD candidate, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Kenneth Hart: BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland College Park; MS/PhD candidate Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Yayu Monica Hew: BS Aerospace Engineering and Physics, University of Texas-Arlington; MS candidate, Stanford University
  • Kirstyn Johnson: BS and MS candidate Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Linda Kuenzi: BS candidate Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics), Arizona State University
  • Michael Lotto: BS candidate Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
  • Daniel Lubey: BS Aerospace Engineering with minor in Astrophysics and Certificate in Space Systems, Pennsylvania State University; PhD candidate and MS in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
  • Adriana Parra: BS candidate Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Daniel T. Prosser: BS and MS Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology; PhD candidate Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jason Rabinovitch: BS Mechanical Engineering, Yale University; MS Aerospace Engineering, California Institute of Technology; MS Fluid Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique (Paris); PhD candidate Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
  • Edward Rocco: BS candidate Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Sandro Salgueiro Rodrigues Filho: BSE candidate, Aerospace and Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Michal Talmor: IDF School for Computer Science, Israel; BS Aerospace and Robotics Engineering, minor in Astrophysics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; PhD candidate Mechanical Engineering, WIP

For more information or to attend the Program Excellence/Twenty20s awards banquet,

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