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Student Paper Competitions

Submissions  will open soon for the Annual Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition and the new Jody Endres Student Paper Competition.

These competitions seek to capture the very best ideas concerning the reduction of aviation noise and emission, alternative jet fuel production and use, aviation operations, and more.

These competitions are open to undergraduate and graduate students.  A committee of ASCENT professionals selected the winners for each competition. Authors of the winning papers received a $2,500 cash prize.

Joseph A. Hartman Competition

Previously funded by the Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction, the Joseph A. Hartman competition seeks submissions of papers describing research in:

  • Aircraft Noise and Impacts
  • Aviation Emissions and Impacts
  • Aircraft Technology Assessment
  • Environmentally and Energy Efficient Gate-to-Gate Aircraft Operations
  • Aviation Modeling and Analysis

The Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition is named in memory of Professor Joseph A. Hartman of Boise State University, a founding PARTNER member and lead investigator, who passed away in 2004. For more information on the competition, click here.

Click here for the submission form. 

Previous Winners

Jody Endres Competition

Founded by ASCENT, the Jody Endres competition seeks submissions of papers describing research in:

  • Feedstock Development, Processing and Conversion Research
  • Regional Supply and Refining Infrastructure
  • Environmental Benefits Analysis
  • Aircraft Component Deterioration and Wear Assessment
  • Fuel Performance Testing

The Jody Endres Student Paper Competition is named in memory of Professor Jody Endres of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a member of ASCENT and  project lead investigator. For more information on the competition, click here.

Click here for the submission form. 

A panel comprising experts associated with the ASCENT Center of Excellence will judge papers for both competitions.

For more information on both competitions, email emily.smudde@wsu.edu.