CU Engineering team H2BuffalO won the $1,000 third-place prize in the annual Student Design/Build/Fly Competition in Wichita, Kansas, April 13-15. Severe weather extended through two of the three competition days, shortening the competition so that final results were based only on the students’ written reports and scores of each team’s first two flight opportunities.
The DBF Competition, which encourages and recognizes excellence in aerospace engineering skills at the undergraduate and graduate level, drew 55 teams from 28 states and 12 foreign countries. Cessna Aircraft, Raytheon Missile Systems, and the AIAA Foundation sponsor the event each year.
The CU student team, advised by James Mack, Donna Gerren, and Brian Argrow, included students Garrett Hennig, Carl Marvin, Matthew Slavik, Andrew Moorman , John Marcantonio, Christopher Coviello, Jacob Varhus, Cameron Trussell, Grant Boerhave, Dominique Gaudyn, Matthew Zeigler, Joshua Smith, and Jake Adams.