James Sullivan, a senior in aerospace engineering from Wildwood, participated on a team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) who just won first place in the advanced class at the Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) annual Aero Design East competition.
The SAE Aero Design East competition was sponsored by Lockheed Martin, and held March 15-17 at the Fort Worth Thunderbirds Flying Field in Fort Worth, TX.
S&T's Advanced Aero Vehicle Group (AAVG) competed with 75 collegiate teams from around the world.
In this year's competition, there were four components. Students presented a technical design to SAE and Lockheed Martin for review, and passed a technical inspection of their aircraft on the first day.
The team then flew its plane once on Saturday and again on Sunday.