Graduate student in Aerospace Engineering wins third place at AIAA Southeastern conference for research presentation

Published: May 02, 2022

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Rudy Al Ahmar, a graduate student in aerospace engineering, was awarded third place for his presentation at the 73rd American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, or AIAA, Southeastern Regional Student Conference held April 4-5 and hosted by the Georgia Tech Institute of Technology in Atlanta. The conference featured more than 80 student delegates and competitors from 22 southeastern universities.

Entered into the conference’s master’s division, his paper presentation, “On the Kármán–Pohlhausen Momentum-Integral Approach: Improved Viscous Formulation for Flow Over a Cylinder with a Variable Pressure Gradient,” received superlative feedback from judges. Two of the three judges presiding over the oral competition gave Rudy “100 percent” in all categories while offering superlative comments such as “amazing presentation” and “great visuals.”

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Submitted by: Joe McAdory