Stetson dual degree alumnus Shilpa Ravoory (’19, Viola Performance and Physics) recently became a published author through the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). She graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and will be moving to Denver, Colorado to work as a Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin in November of this year. While at Georgia Tech, Shilpa focused her research on Unmanned Aerial Systems and how to include them as part of on campus police operations.
Shilpa also auditioned for the Concerto Competition at Georgia Tech where she came runner up (Ravoory won the Stetson Concerto Competition in 2017). Though she is an engineer, she says music will always have a special place in her heart as she prepares for local orchestra auditions in the Denver Metropolitan Area. She attributes her success in viola to all of the School of Music professors and particularly the viola professor, Dr. Jesus Alfonzo.
You can read her paper here: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2021-1521