The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is sponsoring a national competition for universities.
The University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs offers broad challenge areas relating to issues facing airports that are excellent open-ended topics for capstone design classes, culminating projects or independent study.
Undergraduates and graduates at U.S. colleges may participate as individuals or teams working under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The challenges cross disciplines ranging from engineering and the sciences to information technology, business needs for airports and more. Design challenges relate to these broad areas: Airport Environmental Interactions, Airport Management and Planning, Airport Operations and Maintenance and Runway Safety. Activities can be undertaken during the spring semester.
The competition is a continuation of the FAA Design Competition for Universities which is now managed by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. The Competition is managed for the ACRP by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium of Hampton, Va. Submissions are due April 30, 2015.
Learn more at http://vsgc.odu.edu/ACRPDesignCompetition