Burnaby man Carleton's top co-op student of year
Burnaby native Bradley Jung has been named Carleton University’s undergraduate co-op student of the year.
Jung, a 22-year-old Burnaby South secondary graduate, is currently a third-year aerospace engineering student at Carleton in Ottawa. He served his co-op placement at the National Research Council's Flight Research Lab, where he worked in the Flight Recorder Playback Centre, an aircraft maintenance facility where flight recorder systems, also known as black boxes, are analyzed.
Jung developed a computer program that creates an estimate of an aircraft's estimated path which is then used by engineers to reconstruct aviation accidents.
After speaking with his supervisor, Patrick Zdunich, about a problem with the previous system, Jung had it solved the next day, revising the program to allow the lab to complete crash results and analyses more quickly.
“Bradley was a truly exceptional co-op student – not just the top one per cent but the very best I’ve seen in the last five years,” said Zdunich in a press release.