The Professor Pierre T. Kabamba Award has been established to recognize a senior graduate student’s excellence in aerospace engineering or controls systems. The award honors Pierre T. Kabamba, a University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering professor and distinguished control systems researcher who passed away in 2014. In his career, Professor Kabamba published over 100 journal papers on control theory and co-authored two textbooks. He was also a widely-respected educator, having been awarded the Aerospace Engineering Department Teaching Award (1994) and the Silver Shaft Award for Undergraduate Teaching (2002).
The awardee will be presented with a certificate and an honorarium of $1,000 at the College of Engineering Honors Convocation on March 18, 2018. Any senior graduate student within the College of Engineering whose research and coursework reflects the disciplines of aerospace engineering and control systems is eligible for nomination by a faculty advisor. Nominations including a letter of nomination from a Faculty advisor, a resume, a copy of a recent transcript, and one sample publication are due to Professor Anouck Girard on February 9th, 2018.