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Cauê Borlina wins 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award

Aerospace Engineering senior Cauê Borlina has been awarded the College of Engineer's 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award.| Short Read
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Congratulations to Aerospace Engineering senior Cauê Borlina on receiving the University of Michigan College of Engineering’s 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award!

This award is presented to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering who have “demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the College, University, and community.” Cauê was nominated by Aerospace Engineering faculty and was ultimately selected by the College. He has demonstrated significant leadership abilities and initiative through his work with multiple student groups, research positions, and other academic involvement.

Join is in congratulating Cauê Borlina!

About Cauê:

Cauê Borlina is a senior in Aerospace Engineering, minoring in Physics. Caue is passionate about planetary science and space exploration. He is currently a scientific collaborator for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Mission (Curiosity Mission) and is also a research assistant at the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. His interests include planetary formation, surface processes, and climate evolution and impact in different planets of the solar system. Caue is the president for Students for Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) and in the past Caue has helped start Aerospace Day as the chair of the outreach committee of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA) Michigan Chapter. He has also been involved in the leadership of the Aerospace Honors Society (SGT) for the last two years.

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