Jarod Weber Wins First Place in AeroDef Conference Poster Competition

GTMI Student and Veteran Wins

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Engineering student and veteran, Jarod Weber, wins first place in the AeroDef Conference poster contest

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Jarod Weber, GTMI undergraduate researcher, won first place for the poster presentation challenge at the AeroDef Manufacturing 2017 Conference (an SME conference). It was open to undergrads, masters, & PhD students, along with anyone under the age of 35 in industry, with a focus on aerospace/defense manufacturing research.

According to AERODEF, the poster session showcased the next generation of manufacturing researchers, engineers and industry professionals in the following categories:

  • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Composites & Advanced Materials
  • Industrial IoT
  • Cybersecurity
  • Automation, Assembly & Robotics
  • Precision Machining & Tooling
  • Finishing & Coatings
  • Quality, Measurement & Inspection
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Education

Jarod says, "The combination of attending an aerospace/defense conference, and participating in the competition proved both exciting and rewarding. I was able to absorb the direction of funding and industry, while connecting and competing against my peers. It was an excellent experience."

Jarod Weber is a USAF veteran (electronic warfare & integrated avionics systems), and a former robotics/automation field engineer. He is currently working as an undergraduate researcher at Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute within the fields of advanced composite structural health monitoring of pressure vessel/piping, and aerospace applications, while using his GI Bill to pursue an Electrical Engineering undergraduate degree with a minor in Computer Science at the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

GTMI first came to know Jarod through the REVAMP/REU program, which stands for Research Experience for Student Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship (REVAMP) and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).

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Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), aircraft composites, composites
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  • Created By: Laura Day
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  • Created On: May 18, 2017 - 3:15pm
  • Last Updated: May 24, 2017 - 1:02pm