Flenar, whose interest interests are in the design and aerodynamics of flight vehicles, is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the NASA team, “This experience will significantly impact my life and open up a world of opportunities.”
The opportunity, the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program, offers two years of support to exceptional aerospace engineering undergraduate students. Flenar will receive $15,000 for each school year as well as a $10,000 summer internship at a NASA Research Center. This year only 20 students, out of 200 applicants nationwide, received the award.
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Kelly Cohen, PhD, who served as Flenar’s instructor, believes that Flenar is the perfect candidate to receive this scholarship. “He is an excellent student, has conducted meaningful research, won awards and participated in several extra-curricular activities across the college,” Cohen said. “I have observed him to be an excellent team player, very hard working, with immense potential for a brilliant career ahead of him in aerospace engineering.”