Aviation students win research awards at UAA conference

Two Purdue research projects won awards at the 2015 University Aviation Association (UAA) Fall Education Conference in Snowbird, Utah, in early October.

Wesley Major, a graduate student in aviation and aerospace management, placed first in the graduate student poster contest. His project was titled “General Aviation Pilots and their Use of Weather Technology as it Correlates with Age.”

A group of aviation graduate students from two universitites placed third in the same contest. Their poster was titled, “Relationship Between Safety Culture Perceptions and Safety Reporting Behavior in Collegiate Aviation.” The student researchers were Julius Keller and Micah Walala from Purdue and Kwasi Adjekum from the University of North Dakota. Keller presented the research on behalf of the team.