Congratulations to our AME Team 1461 for winning the CAID Industries Innovation in Manufacturing Award at Engineering Design Day 2015!
The goal of the project was to design and build a half scaled model of a X-56A Dynamically Scaled Aircraft for Research Testing. The team modified a version of the aircraft with straight wings and a tail that would perform the same as the original swept wing.
Professor Hermann Fasel, an expert in computational fluid dynamics, flow control and aerodynamics, mentored the project from his own research.
“The design project was one of the best experiences I had in the college, because I got to apply what I had learned in class,” said aerospace engineering major Phillip Greenberg. “We had a lot to do, and one of the biggest things I learned was how to communicate a very technical project to people who are not so technically experienced.
“Right now I would be happy to work anywhere I could be innovative for companies in the industry, like Raytheon or Blue Origin.”
Team member Brianna Grembowski will begin her career at Raytheon as a full-time systems engineer at the end of July. Grembowski interned at Raytheon the previous summer as a junior.
“I did not plan on finding a job right away – it sort of happened,” she explained. “It is important to meet recruiters or a hiring manager so they can put your face with a resume. As U of A students we are so lucky that companies like Raytheon are in our backyard.”