Graduate Hinton 2016
Kai J. Hinton, West Sacramento, is a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he majors in Aerospace Engineering and Economics. His research spans “The Phoenix Project” at the Naval Research Laboratory, the use of shape-memory alloy wire in space at the Naval Research Laboratory, failure analysis of different aluminum alloys on the wings of the F-16 at the U.S. Naval Academy, and the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for hybrid rocket injectors and fuel grains at the U.S. Naval Academy. His AM research has received an honorable mention of 2nd place by the SECNAV Innovation Awards, acceptance into multiple renowned conferences including the International Propulsion Conference in Rome, ITA, and four journal paper publications. Kai has been the Head Coordinator for the U.S. Naval Academy’s midshipmen led tutoring program, MGSP, for the past two years. His involvement with the Jewish Midshipmen Club earned him the Colonel Harry Lindauer Lay Leadership Award. Kai’s varsity men’s cross country team has won the Division I Patriot League Championships all four years. Kai’s varsity men’s track and field team has won the Division I Patriot League Championships for both indoor and outdoor seasons all four years. Upon graduation he will train to become a Navy Diver in Panama City, FL and then head to Charleston, SC to attend Nuclear Power School.
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