Daniel Wukelic Works As NASA Ames Aeronautics Academy Summer Intern
With support from Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium, U.H. Manoa Engineering student Daniel Wukelic worked as a NASA Ames Aeronautics Academy summer intern in Mountain View, California. His internship included a trip with his team members to Washington DC to present their project at NASA Headquarters, “Designing Two Short-Haul Civil Tiltrotors.” The audience included Dr. Jaiwon Shin, the Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Even NASA Administrator Charles Bolden dropped in for some presentations. Daniel reports that his time in the nation’s capitol also included memorable visits with Senator Dan Inouye (see photo) and with Teal Takayama, the assistant to Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.
UPDATE: Read the April 2013 news about Daniel’s NASA Aeronautics award.