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Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts - Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) conferences

Here’s the challenge:

NASA needs answers to some big questions.
Scientists with the National Aeronautical and Space Administration wrestle with hard to solve issues of flight, propulsion and space travel.
Each year, they ask students to help find solutions to these problems that limit our ability to explore and live in outer space.

Work toward meeting this challenge and you will:

-Work on some of the most complex and interesting concepts now being explored by NASA
-Learn to review and understand white papers issued by one of the world’s leading scientific bodies
-Develop engineering solutions to issues that vex some of the world’s smartest and most accomplished scientists
-Present your findings, professionally and convincingly
-Build the collaborative skills needed to tackle big engineering challenges
-Go to NASA conferences — if you’re good enough

Conferences include student poster and oral presentations, as well as technical presentations from NASA, industry, and university professionals. A visionary approach to space exploration led a team of Clarkson University and Uruguayan students to combine forces once again in 2013. The team was one of 18 invited to attend the 2013 RASC-AL forum in Cocoa Beach, FL.

Clarkson’s RASC-AL team is one of only a few to receive regular invitations to NASA conferences.