Aug 15, 2023 | PRC News Left: Mr. Jeff Haars, Jacobs Space Exploration Group Vice President and Program Manager; middle: Dr. Amit Patel, B.S. Aerospace Engineering / Honors Program (2013), UAH, M.S. Mechanical Engineering (2015), UAH, M.B.A. (2018), UAH, Ph.D. Aerospace Systems Engineering (2020), UAH; right: Mr. Byron Hamby, Jacobs Space Exploration Group Vice President and Deputy Program Manager. UAH Propulsion Research Center Alumnus, Dr. Amit Patel recently won the Edward F. Connors Award at Jacobs for Technical Excellence and Improvement. Amit was recognized for improving the solid rocket motor internal ballistics analysis process on the NASA Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) program. This prestigious award is given to outstanding contributions by an individual or team that improves the nature, quality, and/or efficiency of MSFC tasks and/or customer support. Congratulations Amit! Your professional contributions are an inspiration to all of us here at the Propulsion Research Center and to your fellow UAH Alumni.