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Awards

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NASA Student Launch

  • Northrop Grumman National Champion (2020, 2019)

  • Orbital-ATK National Champion (2018, 2016, 2015, 2014)

  • ATK National Champion (2013)

  • National Space Club Second Place Overall (2021, 2017)

  • Third Place Overall (2012, 2011)

  • NASA Rocket Design Award (2020)

  • NASA Payload Design Award (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

  • NASA  Educational Engagement Award (2021, 2017, 2014, 2012)

  • NASA Website Design Award (2015, 2014, 2010)

  • NASA Project Review Award (2019, 2016, 2014)

  • NASA Closest to Altitude Award (2014, 2009)

  • NASA Rocket Fair Award (2017)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics National Awards

  • AIAA Abe Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics
    Chris Lyne; 2017

  • AIAA Abe Zarem Educator Award
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2017

  • AIAA Faculty Adviser of the Year
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2016

  • AIAA Associate Fellow
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2012 

International Astronautical Federation 

  • Association Aeronautique Astronautique de France Pierre Contensou Medal : Chris Lyne; 2016

Vanderbilt University

  • Founders Medal: Luke Neise; 2020

  • Chancellors Cup: Professor Anilkumar; 2017

  • VUSE Award For Excellence in Teaching: Professor Anilkumar; 2007

NSF, NDSEG, NSTRF Fellowships

  • Conner Morency: NDSEG 2021

  • Luke Neise: NSF 2020

  • Kis Tamas; NDSEG 2020

  • Chris Lyne: NSTRF, NDSEG 2019

  • Rebecca Riley: NSF 2019

  • Kevin Bush: NSF 2014

  • Sam Nackman: NDSEG 2011

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Regional Awards

  • TN AIAA Special Awards for Outstanding Mentorship
    William Emfinger, Ben Gasser; 2016

  • TN AIAA Special Award for Outstanding Outreach Leadership Rebecca Riley; 2016

  • AIAA Region II Graduate Division Second Place
    Chris Lyne; 2016

  • AIAA Region II Undergraduate Division: Second Place
    Patrick Foran; 2014

  • TN AIAA Special Award for Winning NASA USLI Overall Championship in 2013
    Student Launch Team; 2014

  • AIAA Region II Team Division Second Place
    Student Launch Team; 2013

  • TN AIAA Special Award: Outstanding Rocketry Mentor
    Robin Midgett; 2013

  • TN AIAA Special Award for Educational Outreach
    Student Launch Team; 2012

  • AIAA Region II Undergraduate Division Second Place
    Zach Smith, Chris Lioi; 2011

  • TN AIAA Special Award for Outstanding Success at NASA USLI
    Student Launch Team; 2010

  • TN AIAA Special Award for Outstanding Mentoring
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2010

  • AIAA Region II Team Division Third Place
    Student Launch Team; 2009

  • AIAA Region II Team Division Second Place
    Student Launch Team; 2008

  • TN AIAA Special Award for Outstanding Success at NASA USLI
    Student Launch Team; 2008

  • TN AIAA Faculty Booster Award
    Professor Amrutur Anilkumar; 2008

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