My name is Hrithik Aghav, and I am a senior at the University of Arizona majoring in aerospace engineering and mathematics. I have been working in Dr. Laura Miller’s biological fluid dynamics lab since my sophomore year and have been investigating the flight mechanisms employed by the smallest insects. These insects flap their wings in an unusual manner and have peculiar wing structures that are not observed in their larger counterparts. I utilize computer simulations of airflow around their wings to try and explain the presence of these unusual flight features. I intend to pursue a Ph.D. in aeronautics and become a scientist in the defense sector. My hobbies include playing guitar, reading detective novels, and playing video games.