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KU Cleans Up at International Aircraft Design Competition

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Students from the University of Kansas swept an entire category of awards in an international aircraft design competition. The contest is the longest running and largest competition of its kind. And this year, three KU students took top honors in the Individual Aircraft Design Competition. KPR's J. Schafer spoke to the coach of the KU team, Dr. Ron Barrett-Gonzalez.


That's Dr. Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, a KU professor of aerospace engineering. He was speaking to KPR's J. Schafer. Professor Barrett-Gonzalez is the coach for a team of KU students who recently cleaned-up at an international aircraft design competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Follow KPR news on Twitter - @KPRNEWS.

Congrats to the winning KU Aerospace Engineerings students:

1st Place -  Samantha Schueler, Lawrence
2nd Place - Jorrit Vervoordeldonk, KU exchange student from Holland
3rd Place - Alexander Lopez, Overland Park

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KU Cleans Up at International Aircraft Design Competition

Three students from the University of Kansas swept an entire category of awards in an international aircraft design competition. The contest, sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is the longest running and largest competition of its kind. Dr. Ron Barrett-Gonzalez is the coach for Team KU.

The aircraft design competition included entries from universities in Europe, Asia and the Americas.


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