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Partnership for Air Transportation Noise & Emission Reduction


Ninth Annual Hartman Paper Competition

OCTOBER 17, 2012: PARTNER is soliciting submissions for its Ninth Annual Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students located anywhere in the world.

Papers must relate to aircraft noise and/or emissions reduction. Of particular interest are papers describing research in:

Prizes range from $200 to $5,000.

The submission deadline is December 31, 2012. Papers are to be submitted to the PARTNER program office via email to Individuals submitting papers should be sure their email submissions include the information required in the contest rules.

The competition seeks to capture the best ideas concerning technical solutions, economic analyses, methodologies, and processes that work towards reducing aviation noise and emissions exposure through source reduction technologies, alternative fuels, operating procedures, compatible land use management, and policy implementation.

A panel comprising experts associated with the PARTNER Center of Excellence from academia, industry, government, and non-government organizations will judge papers. Winners will be notified by February 1, 2013.

Winning papers from past Hartman Competitions may be downloaded here.

For more information on the Joseph A. Hartman Student Paper Competition, email

The PARTNER Student Paper Competition is named in memory of Professor Joseph A. Hartman of Boise University, a founding PARTNER member and a lead investigator, who passed away in 2004.

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