Dr. Alexandra Coso successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Friday, March 28th, 2014. Dr. Coso's thesis is titled "Preparing Student to Incorporate Stakeholder Requirements in Aerospace Vehicle Design." This research serves as a starting point for future research in pedagogical techniques and assessment methods for integrating stakeholder requirements into technology-focused capstone design courses.
Marc Canellas has been selected as a Sam Nunn Security Program Fellow for Academic Year 2014-2015. Selected because of the caliber of work that he had demonstrated in his Ph.D. research and his potential for leadership on policy issues, Marc will conduct research and develop a detailed policy proposal based on his technical background, as well as the training received in the Program’s weekly Security Seminar.
Dr. Karen Feigh was featured in a recent Georgia Tech news article discussing the increasing number of women in engineering. The disproportionate number of male to female students at Georgia Tech may long have drawn attention to itself – despite the fact that the Institute has established itself as the No. 1 producer of female engineers in the United States. In reality, though, those female engineers have been drawing significant attention of their own.
The National Research Council recently announced it has selected Dr. Karen Feigh to serve on its prestigious Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB). A former Marshall Scholar who earned her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech, Feigh will be the youngest member ever to serve on this influential board.
Feigh learned of her appointment in early January and will be officially inducted onto the board at the ASEB April meeting in Washington, D.C.
Vlad Popescu attended the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Gravepine, TX. During the conference, Vlad received the William T. Piper Graduate Award from the AIAA Foundation, and presented his research on airspace safety and the study of collision avoidance systems.