Three Mechanical Engineering students won 1st place in the Team Division of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region II Student Conference

Three Mechanical Engineering students from the University of Memphis, David Pumroy, Douglas Williams, and William Parker won 1st place in the Team Division of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region II Student Conference held April 9th -10th, 2015 in Savannah, GA for their paper entitled, "A Feasibility Experiment of a Small Scale RTV-655 Cryogneic Liquid Container for Space Applications."AIAA is the world's largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The AIAA Student Conference is a technical paper competition for AIAA student members at the undergraduate and graduate levels from 14 regional campuses throughout the southeast such as the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, Georgia Tech., University of Florida, University of Alabama, Florida Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, Mississippi State University, and Tuskegee. Students are invited to submit technical papers and give formal presentations, which are judged for technical content and clarity of communication by professional engineers. The three students were awarded cash prizes and will advance to the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference, typically held the following January at the national AIAA Sci-Tech Meeting which will be held in San Diego, CA in January 2015.

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