A team of graduate students from the school’s Community and Regional Planning Program have placed second in the Airport Operations and Maintenance category of the University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. A $1500 prize will be shared among them.
An initiative of the Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), the competition encouraged students to develop out-of-the-box approaches to airport issues while providing them with quality educational experiences and exposure to aviation and airport-related careers. The competition required students to work with a faculty adviser and consult airport operators and industry experts on the practicality of their proposed designs and solutions.
The UTSOA team was comprised of students from Dr. Sandi Rosenbloom’s fall class, Creating Intergenerational Communities, and included:
Allison M. Long
Their proposal, Planning the Intergenerational Airport: Making the Airport Better for Everyone, was developed as part of a final project for Dr. Rosenbloom’s class. As part of their research, the students spent the day at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport as the guest of the General Manager.
The ACRP is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and managed by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine through the TRB. Volunteer panels of airport industry, academic practitioners, and representatives from the FAA selected the winning proposals.