Embry-Riddle student Shlok Misra was one of only five students worldwide awarded top honors in the 14th-annual Association of United States and European Aerospace Industries Representatives (USAIRE) Student Awards Program.
Misra and his research partner, Tanish Jain, a student at the University of California San Diego, won scholarships and were flown to Paris in November to attend the USAIRE gala event and present their paper to global industry and government leaders.
The two students spent six months researching and writing a comparative analysis of two emerging military powers — India and Israel — and their defense capabilities for the award program’s prescribed topic: “Protectionism in the Defense Aerospace Industry in a Multipolar World.”
“Going to Paris was a great opportunity to interact with leading industry executives and represent Embry-Riddle at a global platform,” Misra says.
USAIRE includes representatives from over 100 American and European companies in the aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Its student awards program aims to identify the next generation of administrators, disruptors and visionaries.