Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering Student Receives Achievement Award From NASA

Posted: October 05, 2012

Aeronautical engineering major Ashley Pugh was recognized at the NASA Ames Research Center annual Honor Awards Ceremony

Aeronautical engineering major Ashley Pugh was recognized at the NASA Ames Research Center annual Honor Awards Ceremony

Ashley Pugh

By Kari Fox

Ashley Pugh, an aeronautical engineering major, was recognized at the NASA Ames Research Center annual Honor Awards Ceremony as a recipient of the Group Achievement Award. The award recognizes her work as an intern on the NASA team with the second generation Large Civil Tilt Rotor test in the Vertical Motion Simulator (LCTR2), a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

Pugh applied online for internships with NASA before the beginning of her junior year and worked as an intern winter break 2010 through spring break 2011. She then returned as a senior intern for the summer of 2011 to assist with the LCTR2 testing. Read complete news article.