The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium is pleased to accept applications from students at space grant affiliated institutions for the Summer 2010 Helicopter Training Workshop which will be held on the campus of Central Connecticut State University from August 1 – 6, 2010.
Any full-time undergraduate or graduate student of a Consortium college who meets the minimum eligibility requirements and who is at least 18 years of age may apply. Students will attend a 1 week workshop, August 1 – 6, 2010, in which they will learn how helicopters operate through a combination of classroom, lab and testing experiences. Students will also network with professionals within the helicopter aerospace industry. The Consortium expects to admit 20-30 students. (NASA restricts grants to U.S. Citizens only.)
Summer 2010 Helicopter Training Workshop
Award – Undergraduate/Graduate Students of NASA Space Grant affiliated institutions are eligible to apply. Students should apply to their state’s space grant consortium for a travel grant to cover the $250 registration fee and transportation to and from the workshop. Dorm housing at Central Connecticut State University and 3 meals/day are included in the registration fee.
Eligibility – Undergraduate/Graduate student applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a full-time student at one of the NASA Space Grant Consortium Member Institutions with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher who has completed at least 2 semesters of an engineering or related program (algebra and trigonometry for non-engineering students). Selected applicants must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Award Opportunities – This opportunity provides participants with a classroom instruction and hands-on opportunity to learn more about why helicopters behave as they do during flight operations. Workshop participants will construct and flight test (wind tunnel and outdoor) radio controlled coaxial helicopters, and compete in an obstacle course using the coaxial helicopters and VTOL aircraft that they build. Two human powered helicopter test fixtures will also be used for experimentation, to maximize the lift over drag. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with aerospace leaders, present their wind tunnel test results to aerospace professionals, tour Sikorsky and KAMAN manufacturing and engineering facilities, and experience a 1-hour ride in a Robertson 4-place helicopter (up to 3,000 ft. and 140 mph) during this unique training experience. Transportation to and from all workshop-sponsored events, lodging and food are included in the workshop registration fee.
Proposal Format and Checklist: Complete the National Helicopter Training Workshop Student Application and fax (860/768-5073) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) it, along with the following 4 items, to the CT Space Grant Consortium office by January 15, 2010.
- Transcript (Demonstrating completion of at least 2 semesters of an engineering or related program)
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship – Will be required of all students selected to participate in the workshop.
- Letter of Support from Applicant’s State Space Grant Consortium – Please attach a letter of support from your state’s Space Grant Consortium acknowledging that if you are selected for participating in this Workshop, that your state’s Consortium will award you a travel grant to pay 1) the Workshop Registration Fee of $250 to the CT Space Grant Consortium, and 2) cover your travel to and from Connecticut. The Workshop registration fee covers your dorm housing and meals for the Workshop (August 1-August 6, 2010).
Reporting – A short project report is due upon completion of the workshop from all participants. A reporting format will be provided to awardees.
About the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium: The Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium, a NASA supported Space Grant Consortium, consists of Bridgeport University, Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut Colleges of Technology, Eastern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, Southern Connecticut State University, Trinity College, the Universities of Connecticut, Connecticut Health Center, Hartford, and New Haven, Wesleyan University and Yale University. The purpose of the Consortium is to encourage research and education in Space/Aerospace Science and Engineering.
For more information, please contact:
Connecticut Space Grant Consortium
University of Hartford (Lead Institution)
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117