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Andrew Morsa Prize--for ingenuity and initiative applying computers to the field of aeronautics and astronautics
Chinwe P. Nyenke '04, Chicago, and Shen Qu '04, Duluth, Ga., for designing a display evaluation procedure for an advanced terrain warning system
Michael S. Fritts '05, Batavia, N.Y., and Robert W. Grimes '05, Los Alamitos, Calif., for designing an autonomous airspeed control system
Yvnge Raustein Award--for a student who best exemplifies the spirit of Yngve Raustein and to recognize significant achievement in Unified Engineering
Lauri O. Kauppila '06, Espoo, Finland
David Shapiro Award--to pursue special aeronautical projects that are student-initiated and/or to support foreign travel to enhance scientific/technical studies
David A. Broniatowski '04, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, to attend the International Space University summer program
Thomas M. Coffee '05, Torrance, Calif., to study an integrated organizational and analytical tool for systems engineering
William K. Chen '04 (EECS), Edina, Minn., Jordan J. McRae '05, Phoenix, Ariz., and Allen D. Wu '04, Southborough, Mass., for study of "The Basilisk: A Versatile Robotic Air Cushion Vehicle"
Carl Engel '07, Clear Lake, Wisc., and Adam Woodworth '07, Plymouth, Mass., to enter the 2005 International Micro Air Vehicle Competition.
AIAA Undergraduate Advising Award
Col. John E. Keesee
AIAA Undergraduate Teaching Award
Professor Karen E. Willcox
Apollo Award--for the best undergraduate research project on humans in space or successful participation in a Course 16 design project
Laura R. Messeri '04, West Orange, N.J., and Dominic A. Rizzo '04, Menomonee Falls, Wisc., for a haptic feedback glove for remote grasping
Thomas Sheridan Award--for work in human-machine integration or cooperation
Chinwe P. Nyenke '04, Chicago, and Shen Qu '04, Duluth, Ga., for display evaluation of an advanced terrain warning system
Leaders for Manufacturing Prize--for students in "Experimental Projects II" whose project deals with the interaction between manufacturing and engineering
Miguel Macias '04, South Gate, Calif., and Melanie A. Miller '04, Saline, Minn., for exploring the reliability and cost reduction of using shear pins to control rocket launches.
United Technologies Corp. Prize--for outstanding achievement in designing, building and reporting on an undergraduate experimental project
Julie A. Arnold '04, Guilford, Conn., and Paula Echeverri '04, Bogota, Colombia, for developing a method for protecting payloads during parachute drops
Admiral Luis De Florez Prize--for original thinking or ingenuity
Emily Schwartz '05, Lawrence, Kan., and Christopher J. Sequeira '05, North Richland Hills, Texas, for an apparatus to measure the propulsive efficiency of a flapping wing
Kathleen M. McCoy '04, Portsmouth, N.H., and Darlene A. Utter '04 for their project on long-range visibility and driver braking reaction
James Means Award for Excellence in Space Systems Engineering
Philip N. Springmann '04, Racine, Wis., for analysis of low Earth orbit communications satellite systems with subsequent publication in the 21st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference and in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
James Means Award for Excellence in Flight Vehicle Engineering
Charles T. Wesley '04, Vernon Hills, Ill., for engineering analyses, systems testing and systems integration of the propulsion system in the 16.82x "Phaeton" quad-rotor aero capstone project
Sigma Gamma Tau Society Graduate Teaching Award
Professor Dava J. Newman
Henry Webb Salisbury Award--for academic achievement
Glenn P. Tournier '04, Cary, Ill.
Aero/Astro Teaching Assistantship Award
Farmey A. Joseph G, Hackett, Australia