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Student Resources

Student Paper Competition

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Previous Student Paper Competitions

Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition

Jody Endres Student Paper Competition


Other Resources

FAA: Samya Rose Stumo National Air Grant Fellowship

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The 2024 FAA Data Challenge

Analytics Powering Airspace Evolution
The 2024 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Data Challenge ushers in a groundbreaking opportunity for university students to identify challenges and present solutions toward the evolution of the National Airspace System (NAS) into a more information-centric entity. By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics, participants are invited to tackle pressing challenges within aviation safety, operational efficiency, sustainable aviation, and the exploration of novel NAS applications. This challenge not only highlights the FAA’s commitment to innovation and safety but also opens the door for the next generation of data scientists and engineers to contribute meaningful solutions that could shape the future of aviation.
Submission Deadline: August 22, 2024