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AWARDS RECOGNIZE REVOLUTIONARY VEHICLE CONCEPTS
Future forms of air travel will require a multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted approach. Those who will design the next-generation of aircraft are in the nations university and pre-college classrooms today. To stimulate this next generation of explorers, NASA has engaged these future professionals in a broad-based competition for both high school and college students.
NASA Langley Research Center's Aerospace Vehicle Systems Technology Office (AVSTO) will award three prizes recognizing revolutionary aerospace vehicle concepts at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2003 in Oshkosh, Wis., August 2, 2003.
Honorable mention awards will be presented to:
The winning teams, and those that received honorable mention, will present overviews of their projects at the NASA forums on Saturday, August 2, at 8:30 a.m., at Air Venture 2003, Oshkosh, Wis. For additional information, call Bill Uher at 757/344-6811.
Winners were determined by a group of reviewers from NASAs Langley and Glenn Research Centers and Pratt & Whitney. The teams will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 through Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.
The 2003 student competition, including the high school division, brought in participants from 19 different states and involved hundreds of students and teachers. Pratt & Whitney and NASA Glenn Research Center's Quiet, Green Aircraft Propulsion Project have committed to sponsoring a second competition with AVSTO this fall.
For more information about NASA's Design Competition, please contact Elizabeth Ward at 757/864-7638 or visit the website at:
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