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East Hartford, CT, March 5th, 2012 — Infotech Enterprises, a leading global engineering services and solutions provider, is sponsoring a 10 student team, (The SkyHawks) from the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies in Dehradun, India, who is participating in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West competition from March 16th – 18th.
The competition draws over 60 teams from around the world resulting in a crowd of approximately 1,500. This year, teams from the USA, India, Poland, Canada, Mexico, and Turkey will design and build a remote controlled model aircraft that will compete in tests. The three day event will take place at Valley Flyers field in Van Nuys, CA.
“This competition is a valuable educational experience and we truly appreciate Infotech’s support to make it possible for us to participate,” said Dr. Om Prakash, HOD, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.
This year, The SkyHawks are competing in the “Regular Class” category where the challenge is to make an aircraft that can lift the maximum Payload. Five team members competing this year participated in the 2011 SAE Aero Design Competition in where they placed 12th in the “Regular Class” category learning many valuable lessons from their experience. This year, they will apply those lessons and are aiming to bring home the first place trophy.
“Infotech is committed to giving back to the community and fostering an environment where young engineers get more hands-on training, real experience and can enter the workforce prepared,” said Rajendra Velagapudi, Sr. VP & Global Delivery Head for Aerospace at Infotech, “This is a very bright group of engineers, and we are proud to sponsor them.”
As a token of their appreciation, The SkyHawks will be giving the aircraft to Infotech Enterprises where it will be displayed in the Aerospace Knowledge Center, Hyderabad, India headquarters.
About Infotech Enterprises
Infotech Enterprises provides leading-edge engineering solutions, including product development and life-cycle support, process, network and content engineering to major organizations worldwide. Infotech has over 9,200 associates across 30 global locations. Infotech believes in giving back to society in some measure that is proportionate to its success in business. Clients span multiple industries such as Aerospace and Defense, Consumer, Energy, Medical, Heavy Equipment, HiTech, Transportation, Telecom and Utilities and include 22 'Fortune 500' and 27 'Global 500' blue chip organizations. More information is available at www.infotechenterprises.com.
About The SkyHawks
The 2012 SkyHawks team is a group of 3rd and 4th year aerospace engineering students working towards their degrees at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. The team consists of Sagar Nailesh Shah (Team Leader), Adithya Kothandhapani, Chava YPDP Rajanish, Dipakkumar Joshi, Mayur Chakravarthy, Pranav Nagpal, Shivam Sharma, Sreetej Lakkam, Udit Bhavesh Shah, Vinayak Vadlamani. The faculty advisors are Dr. Ugur Guven, Mr. Sudhir Joshi & Mr. Vijay Kumar Patidar. More information is available at http://upesskyhawks.blogspot.com/.
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