“Finding a new innovative idea for accident investigations. This is what drew me to aerospace engineering in general, so to be able to study this topic for our Capstone project and look deeper into something that I was passionate about is definitely what drew me to this project”, explained Nandhini. The team did not know each other prior to applying to study on this project and formed a good bond throughout the year whilst working towards achieving their goals. “We don’t learn much about aircraft crash investigations within the university curriculum, so when I saw this as a possible topic, I thought that it was a good opportunity to learn more about something that hasn’t been covered in detail”, added Gabriel. The ViRACI team was crazy about finding a new idea that may actually have a lasting impact on the industry and not just achieving good grades. Their motivation and passion for this project is what drew them to the field and ultimately resulted in the First Prize that they received.