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2014 Design Competition
Click on the hyperlinks to see copies of winning designs under each category. Note that only place award winners are provided.

Airport Environmental Interactions Challenge:

First PlaceA four-member team from the University of Colorado Boulder, Environmental Engineering Department, received first place honors in the Environmental Interactions category for its design titled, “Twice Repurposed Crumb Rubber as a Jet Fuel Solidifier.” Christopher J. Corwin, Ph.D., P.E. served as faculty advisor.
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Second PlaceThe University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute’s team of five undergraduate students placed second for its design titled, “Airport Stormwater Data Observation and Collection System.” Dr. David A. Byers, AICP, CM served as faculty advisor.
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Third PlaceTwo proposals tied for third place in this category, one from Binghamton University-State University of New York and one from the University of Colorado Boulder. The Binghamton University Scholars Program submission was titled, “Harvesting Kinetic Energy from Decelerating Aircraft to Improve Airport Energy Efficiency.” The ten-member team was led by Professors William Ziegler and Chad Nixon. Sharing the third place honor wasa six-member team from the University of Colorado Boulder, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department with its design titled, “Fuel Containment Channels at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE).” Christopher J. Corwin, Ph.D., P.E. served as faculty advisor.
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Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions Challenge:

First PlaceA four-member team from the Roger Williams University School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management received top honors in the Runway Safety challenge category with its design titled, “PAWS-Design of a Low Level, Affordable Wind Shear Detection System for GA Airports.” Dr. Linda Ann Riley served as faculty advisor.
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Second PlaceThe nine-member team of undergraduates from Binghamton University Scholars Program placed second with its proposal titled, “Mitigating Laser Attacks in Critical Flight Zones.” Professors William Ziegler and Chad Nixon served as faculty advisors.
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Third PlaceThe Ohio State University, Center for Aviation Studies team placed third with its proposal titled, “Improving Safety by Integrating Changeable LED Message Signage to the Airfield.” Dr. Seth Young served as faculty advisor to the seven-member team.
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Airport Operations and Maintenance Challenge:

Third PlaceTwo proposals tied for third place in this category, one from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the other from Purdue University. The four-member team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute Civil Engineering Department won with its design titled, “Application of Phase Change Materials in Airport Runways.” Assistant Professor Aaron R. Sakulich and Professor Rajib Mallick served as faculty advisors. Sharing third place was the team from Purdue University College of Technology with its design titled, “iTUG: The Next Generation of Ground Support Vehicles.” Dr. Mary E. Johnson served as faculty advisor.
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Airport Management and Planning Challenge:

First Place A five-member team from The College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island received top honors in the Management and Planning category with its design titled, “The Wingman – A Portable Wingtip Collision Avoidance System.” Dr. Bahram Nassersharif served as faculty advisor.
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Second PlaceThe ten-member team from the University of California Berkeley received second place with its design titled, “Mobile Gate Design for Congested Airports.” Dr. Jasenka Rakas served as faculty advisor.
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