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AIAA Announces 2022 International Student Conference Winners

Press Release From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2022

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the undergraduate, team, and graduate winners of the 2022 International Student Conference, held during the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum, San Diego, 3–7 January.

Sixteen technical paper first-place finalists from all seven 2021 AIAA Regional Student Conferences presented their research papers related to aeronautics and astronautics. A volunteer panel of AIAA members reviewed their technical content and clarity of communication.

At the conclusion of the event, the AIAA Foundation awarded $1,000 cash prizes to each category’s first-place winners. All participants’ papers will be published as part of the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum proceedings.

2022 AIAA International Student Conference Winners

  • Meaghan Munro, Monash UniversityUndergraduate Category
    1st Place  Meaghan Munro, Monash University, “Novel Optical Diagnostics for the Study of Shock Separation in Rocket Nozzles”
  • Brandon White, Oklahoma State UniversityMaster’s Category
    1st Place  Brandon White, Oklahoma State University, “Preliminary Adaptation of Speech Source Localization Algorithm for Reduced Bandwidth of Interest in Tonadic Infrasound Signals”
  • Luis Pabon Madrid, Polina Verkhovodova, Malcom Tisdale, Isabella Dula, Kaila Coimbra, Tanmay Gupta, Leah Soldner, Rithvik Musuku, and Soon-Jo Chung, California Institute of TechnologyTeam Category
    1st Place  Luis Pabon Madrid, Polina Verkhovodova, Malcom Tisdale, Isabella Dula, Kaila Coimbra, Tanmay Gupta, Leah Soldner, Rithvik Musuku, and Soon-Jo Chung, California Institute of Technology, “Design of a Modular and Orientable Electrodynamic Shield for Lunar Dust Mitigation”

The International Student Conference is an invitation-only student conference where first-place winners from each of the previous year’s AIAA Regional Student Conferences present their winning papers. Since 2018, Lockheed Martin Corporation’s generous donation to the AIAA Foundation has supported the International Student Conference and sponsored student attendees who presented their papers.

Media Contact: Rebecca B. Gray, APR, RebeccaG@aiaa.org, 804.397.5270 (cell)

About AIAA
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, and follow AIAA on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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