Student papers aid aviation research centers

Two Purdue University undergraduate research teams won awards at the 2014 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region III Student Conference this spring.

In the team division, a four-person team placed first with their paper on "Estimating Landing and Take-off Cycle Parameters Using MATLAB." Team members were Pedram Motevalli, aviation technology; Demetrios Katsaduros, electrical engineering; Matthew Prall, mechanical engineering; and Jacob Varney, mathematics.