Rhiannon Kirby wins AIAA Student Paper competition

In November we the AIAA Region VII Student Research Paper competition in Melbourne at RMIT. A number of researchers from local universities and from interstate (and abroad via videoconference) presented their research. The students submissions were assessed based on both a written paper and an oral presentation, with each given equal weight. Though there were a number of outstanding presentations, Rhiannon was awarded first place, granting her the opportunity to present her work at the AIAA Scitech Conference in January in Florida. At the Scitech Conference Rhiannon went on to once again take first place, for her work on the measurement of three-dimensional density fields in elliptical supersonic jets using a tomographic background-oriented-schlieren technique. An outstanding achievement by Rhiannon, and two very well deserved awards.