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Student Design Competitions

NASA believes in the value that hands-on engineering challenges provide to students. These contests offer undergraduate and graduate students tremendous opportunities to acquire practical engineering experiences, have a lot of fun, make new friends, and participate in an exciting, competitive environment. NASA is proud to partner with these organizations in support of their student events.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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American Helicopter Society (AHS) International
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AHS International, in cooperation with NASA and the major U.S. helicopter manufacturers, conducts an annual helicopter design competition in an effort to promote student interest in vertical flight.
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The Aero Design® Competition challenges engineering students to conceive, design, fabricate, and test a radio-controlled aircraft that can take off and land while carrying the maximum cargo. This competition gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to a practical problem.


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NASA Official: Mark León
Last Updated: May 2005
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