Youngblood Receives Eugene L. Grant Award
Dr. Alisha Youngblood recently received the Eugene L. Grant award for a paper she co-authored in The Engineering Economist entitled, “Considering Risk Within Net Present Value: Calculations for Government Projects.” The paper was co-authored by Paul Gradl of NASA and Paul Componation and Sampson Gholson of The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The paper reports on a new launch vehicle upper-stage engine trade study where insight into cost factors was gained by using net present value and applying a set of factors to incorporate the risks inherent to key system life cycle phases.
The award is given annually by the Engineering Economy Division of the American Society for Engineering Education to the authors of the best paper in The Engineering Economist. The papers are judged on originality, importance of the problem, logic and clarity, and adequacy of proposed solution. Eugene L. Grant, after whom the award is named, was a Professor of Economics of Engineering at Stanford.