Students Win at West Point Systems Engineering Competition

Posted: May 19, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Continuing a Systems Engineering and Operations Research tradition, students representing George Mason in the annual Systems Engineering Capstone Design Competition at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point won awards. This year, two teams of seniors took home first-place honors.

The project, Dynamic Airspace Super Sectors as High-Density Highways in the Sky for a New U.S. Air Traffic Management System, won first prize in the track “Modeling and Simulation.” Hong Kaing presented the project for his team, which also included John Alipio, Patricia Castro, Noreen Shahid, and Omar Sherzai.

Potential Air Traffic Congestion Solution: Slot Allocation by Auction Method tied for first prize with a USMA team in the track “Process Modeling and Analysis.” Sean Sprague presented the project for his team, whose members included Ben Howe, Claudia Richardson, Matthew Rigdon, and Stephen Russell.

The students completed the projects as part of the senior design capstone course taught by George Donohue, professor of systems engineering and operations research.

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