The AeroMIT Team from the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) secured the second rank in the Oral Design Presentation at SAE Aero Design 2021.
SAE Aero Design is a competition organized by SAE International.
The MIT team had participated in the Micro class category.
The first position was bagged by students from the University of Puerto-Rico-Mayaguez (USA).
The AeroMIT team was also adjudged fifth-best in the Written Design Report, in which the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) secured the top position.
Due to the pandemic, this year's competition was organized using a hybrid model.
Teams were engaged in the competition through a 2-step registration process - the “Knowledge event” which was held online and the “Validation event” which is scheduled to be held offline.
The Knowledge event included a written Design Report and Oral Technical Presentation. Whereas, the Validation event which is to be held in June will include a Technical Inspection and Flying Rounds.
Dr D Srikanth Rao, Director MIT congratulated AeroMIT for their stupendous performance.
“Despite the limitations imposed by pandemic, our students have been doing exceptionally well and have been winning accolades in international events," Dr Rao said.
"The pandemic has not the least affected their pursuit of technical prowess and learning abilities," he added
"The students have demonstrated that perseverance and determination can help us overcome all difficulties," he further said.
"They have made the best use of the available resources and time to keep themselves engaged in the educational pursuit," he added.
"I am very happy at the achievement of the AeroMIT team and wish them the best for their next endeavour," he concluded.
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