Info for Students

Info for Students

We will continuously list internship announcements, open industry positions, student competitions, and other opportunities available to students currently studying aviation related fields.

Airport Cooperative Research Program: University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

Students can earn cash and national recognition from the Airport Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies for their design solutions addressing airport needs across many disciplines.

The University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs offers broad challenge areas relating to issues facing airports that are excellent open-ended topics for capstone design classes, culminating projects or independent study. Undergraduates and graduates at U.S. colleges may participate as individuals or teams working under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The challenges cross disciplines ranging from engineering and the sciences to information technology, business needs for airports and more. Design challenges relate to these broad areas: Airport Environmental Interactions, Airport Management and Planning, Airport Operations and Maintenance and Runway Safety. Activities can be undertaken during the spring semester.

The competition is a continuation of the FAA Design Competition for Universities which is now managed by the Airport Cooperative Research Program.

Learn more at

Submissions are due April 30, 2015.

Airport Cooperative Research Program: Graduate Research Award Program on Public Sector Aviation Issues

ACRP: Graduate Research Award Program

A graduate research award opportunity in Public-Sector Aviation issues is available. Students who complete a research paper on airport-related aviation issues are eligible to receive $10,000. The awards are sponsored by the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. Application deadline is May 30, 2013. For details and eligibility requirements, please review the following documents:

Additional details may be available at the following TRB web page.