News Story

University Honors Names Levashov as a Best Paper

University Honors Names Levashov as a Best Paper

The University of Maryland's University Honors Program has chosen Michael Levashov's submission as a Best Paper winner. Michael is a senior in the aerospace engineering program.

The University of Maryland's University Honors Program has chosen Michael Levashov's submission as a Best Paper winner. Michael is a senior in the aerospace engineering program.

The University of Maryland's University Honors Program has chosen Michael Levashov's submission as a Best Paper winner. Michael is a senior in the aerospace engineering program.


The title of his paper was "A Hardware Study of a Simple Force Reflecting Teleoperator". Fourteen papers/projects were selected from a very competitive pool of Honors students. Michael's paper was also published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' journal.


According to his advisor, Dr. David Akin, "His project was an ambitious one for an undergraduate honors research topic...He achieved all of the goals we had originally set and more, and wrote an excellent paper documenting the new system, with quantitative evaluations of performance."


Michael, also an Aerospace Honors student, is in the space track with a second major in physics, and has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. He has been selected as a finalist for the Hertz Fellowship. Michael has also worked for Dr. Alison Flatau on smart materials testing, on the balloon payload project with Dr. Mary Bowden, and at the Magnetic Measurements Laboratory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He plans to attend graduate school and study robotics control systems.

Related Articles:
Aerospace Students Excel at 14th AIAA YPSE Conference
Five Aerospace Engineering Faculty Promoted to AIAA Associate Fellows
WIA Recognizes Bowden with Aerospace Educator Award
Flatau Appointed Interim Associate Dean of Research
Two Aero Faculty Selected as Associate AIAA Fellows
UMCP Balloon Payload Group Breaks Record
Aerospace CanSat Team Wins Design Competition
Aerospace Students Win in RASC-AL Competition
Dr. Flatau Receives Faculty Service Award
MX-2 Suit Research is featured in Popular Science


April 22, 2008

Prev  
Next

Current Headlines

Jones invited to NAE 2017 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

UMD Takes Second Place in NASA RASC-AL Competition

UMD Takes 1st in American Helicopter Society Student Challenge

Researchers Demonstrate New Approach to using PIV in the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel

Alumnus Profile: Christopher T. Jones

Staruk Receives 2017 Alex Brown Leadership Award

Aerospace Engineering Grad Student Wins NDSEG Fellowship

Kaplan Receives Patent for Orbital Debris Removal System

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts