Makiko Okamoto, aerospace engineering graduate student, received a $10,000 Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International for her research on cooperative control of multi-agent systems. The fellowships are granted annually to women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. Okamoto’s research proposes new algorithms that achieve obstacle avoidance while multiple agents, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are performing cooperative tasks. A possible application of such algorithms includes autonomous formation flight of multiple UAVs. Makiko is a student under the advisement of Dr. Maruthi Akella.