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Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkages (RASC-AL) Competition


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
RASC-AL is open to undergraduate and graduate university-level students studying fields with applications to human space exploration (i.e., aerospace, bio-medical, electrical, and mechanical engineering; and life, physical, and computer sciences). RASC-AL projects allow students to incorporate their coursework into real aerospace design concepts and work together in a team environment. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Through RASC-AL, teams and their faculty advisors will design innovative solutions with supporting original engineering and analysis in response to one of the following themes:

-Portable Utility Pallet

-Universal Sample Containment System

-Mars Water-based ISRU Architecture

-Suitport Logistics Carrier (SPLC)

13-15 teams may be chosen to compete at the RASC-AL Forum in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Each team will receive a monetary award to facilitate full participation in the RASC-AL Forum. The teams with the top two winning papers will be invited to present their design projects to industry experts at a major aerospace conference, such as 2022 ASCEND (additional travel stipends provided).
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Application Deadline: 10/14/2021
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Participating Institution(s):
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NASA (Lead)
National Institute of Aerospace (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mathematics
Physics
Robotics
Transportation Systems

Keywords:
Applied Physics
Astrobiology
Electrical Engineering
Mathematical Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Space Exploration
Space Flight
Space Informatics
Space Sciences
Systems Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Page last updated 11/10/2021
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