Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NASA 2011 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concept Academic Linkage Competition

*2011 RASC-AL Competition*

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announce the 2011 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage Competition. RASC-AL is a design project competition aimed at university-level engineering students.

The RASC-AL contest challenges participants to design projects based on real NASA projects. Participants can choose from four different themes. These design projects potentially could be implemented by NASA.

Interested teams are requested to submit a notice of intent as soon as practical, and teams must submit an abstract for their proposed project by *Feb. 4, 2011*. The RASC-AL Steering Committee of NASA and industry experts will evaluate the proposals and select as many as ten undergraduate and five graduate teams to compete against each other at a forum in June 2011 in Florida.

The RASC-AL competition is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in engineering or science at an accredited university. University design teams must include one faculty or industry advisor with a university affiliation and two or more undergraduate or graduate students. A group of universities may also work in collaboration on a design project entry. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.

For more information about this competition, visit http://www.nianet.org/rascal/index.html.
If you have questions about this competition, please contact Shelley Spears at Shelley.Spears@nianet.org .