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KU Aerospace Students Win International Awards

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Aerospace engineering students at the University of Kansas have done it again, capturing a number of international awards for their high tech designs. KU Professor Ron Barrett-Gonzalez says the students took several top honors in categories like aircraft, spacecraft and jet engine design.

The international competition is sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. KU students competed against schools from around the world and won more awards this year than any other institution. KU also leads all other schools in winning the most aerospace design awards in the history of this competition.

jet award sideThis model aircraft is called Delta Spike, a supersonic flutter test aircraft, designed by KU aerospace engineering students.

KU Students Clean Up at Aerospace Design Competition

Aerospace engineering students at the University of Kansas have captured more awards at an international design competition than any other school in the world. The results are in from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics competition, where students compete to come up with the best designs for aircraft, spacecraft and jet engines. KPR's J. Schafer caught up with KU Aerospace Engineering Professor Ron Barrett-Gonzalez to learn more.

That's Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, KU professor of aerospace engineering, talking about "Team Jayhawk," the KU aerospace engineering students who won eight major awards in this year's international design competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. KU won more awards than any other school. And in the history of the competition, KU has dominated the contest, winning more than 80 aerospace design awards. That's nearly double the next closest competitor.

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