HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 11, 2013) - The 2013 Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium student poster contest featured its first nursing student participant, Diedre Fortenberry Carter, who won a first place. The contest, during which University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) students displayed their research posters and gave presentations about their research, also was a first-time win for the Optics Department, as Ayshah Alatawi took a second place award.
Category 1 : Physical and Liberal Sciences
(Atmospheric Science and Environment, Space Policy, History, Space Weather and Astrophysics, Space Health)
First Place - Deidra Fortenberry Carter
"Promoting Human Health through Manned Space Flight"
Second Place - Zachary Robinson
"Design Reference Space Radiation Environments for Spacecraft Design and Mission Planning"
Category 2 : Engineering
(Propulsion, Space Hardware, Data Management and Systems)
First Place - John Bennewitz
"High Frequency Combustion Instability Suppression through the Application of Varying Bands of White Noise"
Second Place - Ayshah Alatawi
"Method and Implementation of Absolute near Cylindrical Wavefront Testing"