AIAA Foundation Announces Winners of its 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition Written 9 September 2015
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September 9, 2015 – Reston, Va. – August 26, 2015 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014–2015 Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition.
“The Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition, originally created by AIAA’s Aircraft Design Technical Committee, is intended to be an opportunity for students to put their engineering education and skills to the test,” said Danielle Soban, a lecturer in aeronautical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, and competition’s head judge. “Most universities use the competition as a focal point for their capstone engineering design course. The carefully selected topics are both relevant and challenging. By completing the competition, the students develop and hone their skills not only in engineering but also in teamwork, time management, requirements allocation and technical communication, all of which are vital to them being competitive in the engineering community. The competition also gives students a chance to explore new and risky ideas and technologies, and to further develop their creativity and ingenuity. The entries we received were, for the most part, truly excellent, and many contained a high level of innovation. We were also quite pleased with the increasing international dimension of the competition, with entries from universities around the world.”
For more information on the AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition, please contact Rachel Dowdy at 703.264.7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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