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Rocketeers claim sixth NASA championship with novel UAV search and deploy mission

May. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Design Laboratory again earned top honors in NASA’s 2019 National Student Launch Competition, the Space Agency announced today. This is the lab’s sixth national championship, winning the top spot in the last seven years: 2019-2018 and 2016-2013. “The 2019 project has been one of our most complex experiments to date. The challenges—both imposed...

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Vanderbilt wins NASA rocketry championship for fifth time

May. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt Student Launch team won the NASA University Student Launch Competition for an unprecedented fifth time—following up on their eighth Payload Design Award—the space agency announced today. Vanderbilt returned to its winning ways after having placed second overall last year, following a string of four championships 2013-2016. University of North Carolina-Charlotte, University of Louisville,...

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Student rocketeers earn second place in NASA contest

May. 12, 2017—Engineering students from the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory earned the second place in the 2017 NASA-Orbital ATK Rocket Challenge. They received a cash prize of $2,500, an award created this year by the National Space Club in Huntsville, Alabama. For ten straight years, Vanderbilt has soared to success with innovative rocket designs and payloads and...

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Vanderbilt rocket camjet to capture landing hazards during NASA contest

Jan. 16, 2014—Organizers of the NASA Student Launch Program (SLP) have announced a final field of 27 collegiate teams to compete in the space agency’s 2013-2014 national rocketry challenge, and have introduced a number of changes to the program. This is the seventh year the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, the 2012-2013 national champion, has been selected for the...

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Fun experiments fan middle schoolers’ interest in engineering

Nov. 22, 2013—  Brandon Dimmig steadies a fan cart for a cluster of eager fifth graders. The fan cart looks like a toy and students are instantly attracted to the straight grey track and the small black cart with a movable fan. “If we keep the fan on the same speed and we add some extra weight...

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Vanderbilt researchers, students part of inaugural SEC symposium on renewable energy

Feb. 13, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors were chosen among energy experts from the Southeastern Conference’s 14 universities, industry and government to address renewable energy topics at the inaugural SEC Symposium, “Impact of the Southeast in the World’s Renewable Energy Future” in Atlanta Feb. 10-12. Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club represented the university in the SEC showcase. The first-ever symposium is...

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Anilkumar, Mahadevan elected AIAA Associate Fellows

Jan. 17, 2012—Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected associate fellows in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). L-R: Amrutur Anilkumar, Alan Lowrey, Lockheed Martin, and Region II Director of AIAA; and Sankaran Mahadevan. This grade is awarded to...

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Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, Adviser receive special honors from Tennessee AIAA

Nov. 22, 2010—  Anilkumar The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club received a special award from the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for its outstanding success at the NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) National Competition. In addition, the team adviser and professor of mechanical engineering A.V. Anilkumar received the Tennessee AIAA Special Award...

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