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High School Aviation STEM Competition Now Open

by , posted on 5:47 PM, October 14, 2016
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that registration is open for the fifth annual GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge, a competition to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics skills among U.S. high school students using aviation.

High schools or after-school programs that register for the Aviation Design Challenge will receive FREE Fly to Learn curriculum and software powered by X-Plane to learn aerodynamic and aviation principles. Using that knowledge, teams will then compete in a virtual fly-off. Judges from GAMA will select the winning team based on a score from the virtual fly-off and other factors. The winning team will receive an all-expenses-paid for four students, a teacher, and a chaperone to experience general aviation manufacturing firsthand next summer.

Registration is limited to the first 100 high schools. If your school interested in registering, please visit http://www.gama.aero/advocacy/aviation-education/stem and complete the form there. All teams must include at least one female student and one male student, and only one team per school may register.

Additional information is available in an Air & Space magazine article profiling the competition, which is available here: http://www.airspacemag.com/as-next/i-built-airplane-little-help-my-friends-180960522/?no-ist.