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Alumna Named Aviation Week "Twenty20"

Friday, November 1, 2013

Yayu "Monica" Hew, a 2013 UTA aerospace engineering graduate, is one of Penton's Aviation Week's "Twenty20s", the magazine announced October 31.Ya-yu

The Twenty20s are Aviation Week's newest awards, produced in partnership with Raytheon, and recognize top engineering, math, science and technology students.  The program connects the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established leaders who have created many of the "firsts" driving innovation in the 21st century, according to a news release announcing the winners.

"With the Twenty20 awards, Aviation Week seeks to identify students who are already making a difference, through their academic performance, the projects and research they undertake, and their engagement with the world beyond their classrooms," Greg Hamilton, Aviation Week president, explained. 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Chair Erian Armanios had high praise for Hew's latest accomplishment, saying "Monica continues her blazing trajectory reaching new heights at each step, a reflection of superb mentorship and exceptional drive!"

Hew is pursuing her master's degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford University. She will be honored during Aviation Week's annual Aerospace & Defense Programs Conference on November 14 in Phoenix, AZ.