Friday, January 27th, today in Washington DC, School of Engineering PhD candidate, Giuseppe Sciascia collected the award for best student paper at SciTech, the world’s premier aerospace conference.

Giuseppe’s  paper tilted, “Dynamic performance of hygro-thermal-mechanically preloaded variable stiffness composite fairing structures”  won The Harry H. and Lois G. Hilton Student Paper Award in Structures which recognizes an outstanding graduate-level, structures related paper, based on manuscript and presentation quality.

Previous winners of the SciTEch global competitions are:

  • 2021:  Aileen Bowen and co-authors Dr Giovanni Zucco and Professor Paul Weaver won the Lockheed Martin Student Paper Award in Structures at SciTech virtual event.
  • 2020:  Ciarán McHale, won Best Student Paper in Composites award at SciTech in Florida.
  • 2019: Professor Paul Weaver and Gearóid Clancy received the Collier Research HyperSizer,Best Paper Award at SciTech Forum in Florida.  This award recognizes a top ranking SDM conference Structures Track paper and contribution to the aerospace community.

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