Three teams from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute won first place in three airport challenges at the Transportation Research Board’s annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs, a design challenge presented by the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). Two additional Polytechnic teams placed second and third.
The third Girls in Aviation Day will be held at the Purdue University Airport on Saturday, October 13. The annual event provides girls in third through eighth grades an opportunity to explore Purdue aircraft and participate in aviation-related activities.
Yilin Feng, Shelby K. Hobbs, Changmin Xiong and Chuyang Yang, students in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, won first place in the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.
Purdue University will host the Federal Aviation Administration’s newest Center of Excellence focused on General Aviation. Purdue is one of three core universities leading the center. The other two institutions are The Ohio State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.