view from the airplane window at the sky

AOE awards


2018 RASC-AL Mars Ice Challenge
Best Technical Paper / Lightest System Mass | Virginia Tech Ice Extractor (V-TIE)

Excellence in Design of Aerospace and Ocean Vehicles and Systems
2018 Adolph Busemann Prize in Aeronautics
Tie - Team Design Build Fly
Team Hamster Works

2018 Hyman Rickover Prize in Hydronautics
Future Surface Combatant

2018 Werner Von Braun Prize in Astronautics
Tie - NG SharkSat
Orbital ATK - "Gateway"

2018 U.S. Dept. of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition
Fourth place overall
First place | Technical Design

2018 AIAA Student Design Build Fly
Second place (out of 77)   

2018 SAE Aero Design West
Third place | Advanced Class Oral Presentation

2017 NASA Aeronautics University Design Challenge
First place | Supersonic Challenge

2017 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition
Ninth place (out of 115)

2017 NASA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts 
First place overall 

2016 AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Competition
First place

2015-2016 NASA University Design Challenge
Second place | Blitz Design

2015-2016 NASA University Design Challenge
Third place | Partior Q-1 Design

2014 RASC-AL Design Competition Forum
First place overall | Space Exploration—The Next Steps

2014 RASC-AL Design Competition Forum
First place, Undergraduate Division | Space Exploration—The Next Steps

2013 RASC-AL Design Competition Forum
First place overall | Space Exploration—The Next Steps

2013 RASC-AL Design Competition Forum
Best in theme | Space Exploration—The next steps

2013 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition
Team participation | Virginia Technomaniacs

2013 ATK NASA Student Launch Projects
Excellence in the design, construction, and flight of a high-powered rocket and scientific payload

2013 SAE Aero Design East
Oral Presentation Award, Advance Class, Second Place

2011 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition
Team participation

2011 AAS/AIAA/NASA/GSFC CanSat Competition
Second place

2007 AAS/AIAA/NASA/GSFC CanSat Competition
Third place

2006 NASA Aeronautics Student Competition
First tier | ORCA Team Project

2004 NASA FAA – Student Competition
Best overall entry, University Division

2003 NASA Revolutionary Vehicles Student Competition
First place, University Division

2002 General Aviation Programs Office – University Student Competition
Technology Innovation Category Award, second place 

2001 NASA - FAA National General Aviation Design Competition
Honorable mention

2000 AIAA Engineers’ Week Outstanding Society

2000 NASA FAA National General Aviation Design Competition
First place

1998 NASA FAA National General Aviation Design Competition
First place

1998 Air Force Research Laboratory – National General Aviation Design Competition
Technology Transfer Award

1997 NASA FAA National General Aviation Design Competition
Third place