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2010-2011 Green Aviation Student Competitions

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
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The Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project invites students from high school grades through graduate school to research and design a large passenger aircraft that is less noisy, less harmful to the environment, and more fuel-efficient than current models. The competition has two divisions: High School and College/University. Teams or individuals may enter. At the college level, inter-institutional partnerships are permitted and interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged.

High school participants must be enrolled in an accredited high school, secondary school or home school. For the high school division, the deadline for papers is March 15, 2011.
Undergraduate and graduate participants must be enrolled full time in an accredited college or university. For the college and university division, the deadline for design papers is May 2, 2010.

International students may participate, but they are not eligible for cash prizes or student internships.

For more information about the contest, visit

Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ward at

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