Daedalus members took top honors at the AIAA Region VI Student Conference held in Salt Lake City last month. Of the four papers submitted by ASU to the technical paper competition, three were among the top awards.

Daedalus team members (front) Deyzi Ixtabalan, Ruby Gomez, (back) Gaines Gibson, Lauren Brunacini, Donovan Stallings, Jesse Banks and Joey Paz.

Daedalus team members (front) Deyzi Ixtabalan, Ruby Gomez, (back) Gaines Gibson, Lauren Brunacini, Donovan Stallings, Jesse Banks and Joey Paz.

 

The team’s outreach program continued a long winning streak in the community outreach category, taking first place this year. Daedalus has hosted more than ten outreach events over the past year. Throughout the year, team members visit classrooms and work with younger students to teach them the basics of rocketry through water-bottle rockets and Estes kits. The team estimates that they will reach over 2,000 K-12 students this year, not including their participation in ASU-hosted events like Engineering Open House and Earth and Space Exploration Day.

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More on the conference: region6.aiaastudentconference.org
More on Daedalus: daedalus.engineering.asu.edu