The Stanford Aero/Astro PhD qualification exams started up on May 6th, and ended on May 12th. Each student taking the exam had to choose a major subject and two minor subjects, as well as give a presentation on current research efforts. I began my quals process with a presentation to Prof. Steve Rock, Prof. Sigrid Close, and Prof. Simone D'Amico on my research in angles-only relative navigation between non-cooperative space resident objects. Over the next few days, I took part in oral examinations on Fluid Mechanics and Aerospace Structures for my minor topics. On the final day of quals I conducted my major panel in Dynamics and Controls. At the end of the last day, I got the great news that I had passed the exam process and would officially begin my PhD candidacy under Professor D'Amico in the Space Rendezvous Lab!
Passed PhD Qualification Exams!
Submitted by Josh Sullivan on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 13:52