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NEWS: New Aeronautics Design Challenge for 2016-2017

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

The full announcements are available here
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.

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:

The winning designs are posted here:


MARTI programs for 2017:  Applications CLOSE ON MARCH 1, 2017


Minimum requirements to participate in MARTI:  US Citizens only;  junior in college through second year graduate study; GPA 3.2 or above; desire to work in Aerospace or Aviation; majoring in engineering, computer science or closely related disciplines.  Applications sought from these disciplines: AEROSPACE, COMPUTER, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SCIENCE, and MECHATRONICS.   Also considered are APPLIED MATHEMATICS, APPLIED PHYSICS majors.

MARTI supports the NASA Aeronautics Research Directorate and offers experience with multi disciplinary integrated systems research environments.

See complete information and check for updates at  

Note: The Multidisciplinary Aeronautics Research Team Initiative (MARTI) has 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 pages:

Gizmag has also run an article about the winners: