Student Design Competition for Concept Jet Fighters to be Held in Atlanta

NEW YORK, July 25, 2012 – College engineering students will present scale models of engines for the U.S. military's unmanned Joint Strike Fighter at a design competition set for Aug. 1, 2012, in Atlanta.

The Atlanta-based ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (ASME-IGTI) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) are joint sponsors of the competition, which will bring together bright young minds representing the coming generation of engineering innovators and problem solvers.

To be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the competition will showcase the students' concepts for engines that can power the Joint Strike Fighter, including analysis for fuel efficiency and other performance criteria. Cash prizes and certificates will be awarded to student teams that finish in first, second and third place in the competition.

This year marks the first time that ASME-IGTI has co-sponsored the competition, which has been in existence under the auspices of AIAA for more than 20 years. The competition will be held in conjunction with the 48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, which opens July 30 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

IGTI, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., supports the exchange of information focused on improving the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of gas turbines, turbo-machinery, and related equipment. IGTI also offers a variety of student scholarships in the field of gas turbines. For information, visit IGTI.


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