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The NASA Aeronautics University Design Challenge 2016-2017 Academic Year

Winners, Technical Area 1: Supersonic Challenge

1st Place

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Nimbus Abstract

Virginia Tech 1st Place for Supersonic Challenge Team Photo
(from L to R) Christian Breed, David Caltano, Brady Marston, Matthew Hain, Kevin Angell, Jordan Hancock, Jungwon Lee, Sehoon Chung.
Artist illustration of the Nimbus aircraft in flight above the clouds.
Artist concept of the Nimbus aircraft, designed by the Virginia Tech Team.

2nd Place (tie)

UC Davis, Davis, CA

Emperor Abstract

2nd Place UC Davis Team photo.
(L to R) Daniel Torrecampo, Matthew Huang, Matthew Bauer, Keyur Makwana, Andrew Chuen
Artist illustration of the Emperor aircraft on a white background.
Artist concept of the Emperor aircraft, designed by the UC Davis (Makwana) team.

2nd Place (tie)

UC Davis, Davis, CA

Supersonic Sprocket Abstract

2nd Place UC Davis Sprocket Team photo.
(L to R) Brett Bacharach, Bond Isheim, Nikos Trembois, Braden Tinucci, Maureen Murphy
Artist illustration of the Sprocket aircraft in flight above clouds.
Artist concept of the Supersonic Sprocket aircraft designed by the UC Davis (Tinucci) team.

Honorable Mention

UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Goldeneye AB1 Abstract

Honorable Mention UC Berkeley Team Photo
(L to R) Dante Gao, Noah Stevenson, Raghav Anand, Alec English, Rohan Sinha, Saunon Malekshahni
Artist illustration showing four configurations of the Goldeneye AB1 aircraft.
Artist concept of the Goldeneye AB1 aircraft, designed by the UC Berkeley team.

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

No abstract provided

Honorable Mention Georgia Institute of Technology Team photo.
(L to R) Louis Menetaeu, Henri Doucey, Tyler Weilhing, Hyonsoo Kim, Yann De Luca, Marlin Ballard, Josiah Emery, Joshua Price, Efe Yamac Yarbasi, Konstantinos Milios, Vu Ngo, Somil Shah, James Pagan.
Artist illustration of the Pagan aircraft on a black background.
Artist concept of the Supersonic Business Jet aircraft, designed by the Georgia Tech (Pagan) team.

Honorable Mention

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Super Comet Abstract

Honorable Mention Georgia Tech Super Comet Team photo
(L to R) Jin H. Kim, Zhenyu Gao, Hee Yong Jean, Edan Baltman, Ruxandra Duca, Collin Clemons, Kenneth Decker, Robert Helterick, Ameya Behere. Missing from photo: Syed Rameez and Matt Rines.
Artist rendering of the Super Comet aircraft in flight.
Artist concept of the Super Comet aircraft, designed by the Georgia Tech (Duca) team.

Winners, Technical Area 2: Low Noise Subsonic Challenge

1st Place

Columbia University, New York, NY

GRYPHON Abstract

Columbia University 1st Place Group Photo
Peter LeVoci (Faculty Adviser), Andrew Moshova, Giorgi Mtchedlishvili, Elon Gordon, Nhu Doan, Jose Rueda, Aaron Appelle, Nick Barclay, Max Aalto (Back), Leon Kim (Front), Jacob Austin, Sean Bradshaw (Faculty Adviser) Note:  Arturo Mori was not present when the photo was taken.
Artist concept of the GRYPHON aircraft designed by the Columbia University team.

2nd Place

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Project INDRA Abstract

2nd Place Winners Purdue University Team photo.
Gautam Bhayani, Nils Hebert, Casey Graves, Emily Flaherty-Woods, Mike Kobyra, Garron Scoon
Line drawing of the Indra aircraft with callouts to the different technology.
Artist concept of the Project Indra aircraft designed by the Purdue University team.

Honorable Mention

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Blended Wing Body Abstract

Georgia Institute of Technology Honorable Mention team photo.
(L to R) Justin Kim, Dat Huynh, Adrien Hervet, Souen Delage, Alyssa Deardorff, Elmer Tse, Chelsea Johnson, John Sendek, Syed Hassan Waqar Gilani.
Line drawing of the BWB aircraft.
Artist concept of the Blended Wing Body (BWB) aircraft designed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Tse) team.

Honorable Mention

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

BLEND-X Abstract

Georgia Institute of Technology Honorable Mention BLEND-X team photos.
(from left to right): Thomas Harrington, Shawn Wesley Skinner, Adam Baker, Alex Lin, Akshay Prasad, Sayan Roy, Jacob Glasgow, Jiacheng “Albert” Xie, Mengzhen Chen, Gabriel Marbot
Artist illustration of the Blend-X aircraft.
Artist concept of the Blend-X aircraft designed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Skinner) tea.

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