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Lightweight Rowing's Tresansky Earns the Ward Trident Scholar Prize

Andrew Tresansky

May 15, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Andrew Tresansky, a senior on the Navy lightweight rowing team, has been named this year's recipient of the Office of Naval Intelligence Harry E. Ward Trident Scholar Prize.

Tresansky, a mechanical engineering major, is one of 13 midshipmen to be selected as Trident Scholars this year. Each of the Trident Scholars puts together a project over the course of their senior year and then one is selected to receive the Ward Scholar Prize. Tresansky's winning project was entitled "Numerical Modeling of High Irradiance Electromagnetic Beam Effects on Composite and Polymer Materials."

The winner is selected by the Trident Scholar Committee, which is made up of faculty members with special interests in scholarship and research. The group administers the program under the guidance of the Associate Director of Midshipman Research and the responsibility of the Academic Dean and Provost.

Earlier this year, Tresansky won the Directed Energy Professional Society's 2012 award for the best undergraduate research report for his work with high-energy lasers. The project addressed the effects of high-energy lasers on carbon fiber composite materials, such as those used in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Tresansky has been a member of the Mids' first and second varsity boats over the past three seasons.

Learn more about the Trident Scholar Program here.



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