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Sep 07 2010

NYIT Announces Student Design Competition for the U.S.S. Intrepid

 
 
New York, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2010) – As part of the new Intrepid Aircraft Restoration Pavilion Competition, students at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will create interdisciplinary teams to develop a state-of-the-art green energy hangar for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Students at NYIT’s New York campuses, regardless of academic program, are invited to participate in the competition. Interested students should attend a kick-off meeting at the Intrepid Museum, located at Pier 86, between W. 46th St. and 12th Ave.,on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. to view the current structure and learn about the guidelines of the competition. Transportation will be provided to/from the Old Westbury campus. To R.S.V.P. to the kick-off meeting, contact intrepid@nyit.edu.

The objective of the competition, sponsored by Ted Moudis Association, is to engage students in project-based learning by redesigning the hangar as a standalone, permanent, enclosed structure to store aircraft on the deck of the Intrepid. Students must adhere to a $1 million budget and are charged with using sustainable, renewable (i.e., wind, solar, etc.) energy technologies to showcase the hangar, while simultaneously meeting the needs of the museum. Teams, which must be formed by Sept. 30, will consist of a minimum of three students, including at least one architecture student and one engineering student.

Finalists will be chosen by representatives from NYIT and the Intrepid Museum at the end of October, following a formal midterm review of team projects, and the winning team will be announced at the end of the fall semester. The team that creates the winning design will win $3,000; second place will receive $2,400; and third place will receive $1,500. The winning design will serve as the basis of the reconstruction of the hangar and also guide the curriculum of senior-level design classes for students in engineering and computing sciences and architecture and design.

All students are eligible for the competition. For more information about the competition, contact intrepid@nyit.edu, or visit www.nyit.edu/intrepid.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 85,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

About the Museum
The newly renovated Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 30 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world.  Guests can experience newly opened areas of the ship including the fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a brand new state-of-the-art public pier. 

Also new to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains 18 different hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid.  In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, climb a cargo net, transmit messages using Morse code, crawl through living quarters of crewmembers, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.

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