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NEWS: New Aeronautics Design Challenge for 2016-2017

The Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate offers a US only university Aeronautics Design Challenge in two technical areas for the academic year 2016-2017.

The full announcements are available here https://aero.larc.nasa.gov/university-contest/
Two design areas are available…a supersonic business jet aircraft and a subsonic low noise commercial aircraft.  Senior level undergraduates and graduate students from accredited US universities may compete in either area.

Papers are due no later than June 1, 2017.  A forum for participating students, winners, and their faculty will be held in partnership with NASA Langley Research Center in the  October time frame of 2017.  Note:  This challenge is only for US colleges and universities, we cannot accept entries from other nations.

2015-2016 DEP Aeronautics Challenge News:

Three teams from the DEP challenge have been recognized as the top three papers from 17 different team entries.  The announcement has been posted on the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate pages:

The web story is here:

http://www.nasa.gov/aero/students-get-charged-up-designing-future-electric-aircraft

The winning designs are posted here:

https://www.nasa.gov/aeroresearch/resources/design-competitions/2016

Past MARTI team news:

The Multidisciplinary Aeronautics Research Team Initiative (MARTI)  replaced the  former NASA Aeronautics Academy.

2015 MARTI Team at Langley:

NASA Headquarters Web feature about the 2015 MARTI team:

2015 MARTI team at Langley

 

2015 College & University Design ContestResults are available, winners have been notified and invited to visit NASA Langley in October/November.

Winners have been posted to the nasa.gov/aero pages:

http://www.nasa.gov/aero/students-electrify-nasa-with-future-airplane-designs

Gizmag has also run an article about the winners:

http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-electric-aircraft-university-design-challenge/38762/