Airport Design Challenge
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We are working hard to prepare the 2022-2023 challenge. Registration to begin in December. Contest to begin in early 2023.
What You Can Expect
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Work with Aviation Professionals and Designers to Learn about the Aerospace Industry
During the Airport Design Challenge, students have the opportunity to design virtual airports in Minecraft based on guidance from FAA aerospace and engineering experts. Participating students meet aviation professionals, engage with other designers, and learn about the aerospace industry. The challenge offers first-hand experience in an aviation-related application of STEM concepts and helps students apply their academic knowledge and skills to professional simulations.
While participants are encouraged to form teams of up to five members, they may also participate individually. Instructional modules cover topics ranging from airport layout, to pavement and lighting, then on to structures, and finally, innovative growth and weekly knowledge check assignments are used to assess progress and provide feedback. Weekly knowledge check assignments and screenshots of students’ designs are used to assess progress and provide feedback.
Anything is Possible in the Airport Design Challenge
Click on each image below to see what past ADC teams have done to complete development tasks.
Review last year's finalists in our Fall 2021 Airport Design Challenge Finalists YouTube playlist.
Review finalists from 2020 in our Fall 2020 Airport Design Challenge Finalists YouTube playlist.