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Catherine Catrambone

University of Maryland

Catherine Catrambone is a senior studying aerospace engineering under the research direction of Dr. Anubhav Datta. Her research is focused on the performance advancement of the Mars helicopter, an ongoing project through the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center. Ms. Catrambone’s undergraduate honors research thesis is centered around a proof-of-concept regarding the structural and aerodynamic design of blades meant for flight on Mars versus blades meant for flight on Earth. Ms. Catrambone will be attending graduate school in the fall to pursue her PhD in aerospace engineering; the VFF scholarship will contribute to her ability to choose the best program that matches her interests. She hopes to one day become an industry leader tackling the next generation of bold problems within the field of aeronautics and astronautics.

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