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AGI Announces Second University Grant Competition
Sep 15, 2010 (04:09 PM EDT)


$6,500 in Prize Money Available to College Students Who Develop Unique Use Cases for AGI's Software for Space, Defense and Intelligence Applications

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), producer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software for integrated analysis of space, defense and intelligence assets, announces the second installment of the AGI University Grant Competition. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students are challenged to propose real-world aerospace problems and consider how they would use AGI software to solve them. Winners in three categories receive a grant and an opportunity to present their solution at a future event (time/location permitting). Proposals are accepted until Feb. 4, 2011, with final projects due April 15.

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Students are to identify the AGI software that best suits their problem. Categories and their respective awards are:

  • STK® Expert: Space -- problem-solve with a space-mission focus using AGI's desktop software application.
    • First-place $1,000 grant; second-place $500
  • STK Expert: Land/Air/Sea -- problem-solve using AGI's desktop software application in any of the three domains.
    • First-place $1,000 grant; second-place $500
  • AGI Components -- use any or all of AGI's seven software development libraries to create a custom application.

"Unencumbered by industry norms and traditions, students are free to explore imaginative solutions to complex aerospace problems that may ultimately benefit the entire community," says Washington Wedderburn, AGI director of product management operations. "By providing access to AGI's sophisticated and varied set of analysis tools, we expect to again be impressed by creativity and enthusiasm that will be displayed by the next generation of aerospace leaders."

All contest applicants receive an AGI University Grant Competition shirt and a voucher for a free STK certification test, worth $495.

For more information on the AGI University Grant Competition or to enter, go to agi.com/edugrant or e-mail EDUgrant@agi.com.

About AGI

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) delivers software applications and development tools for timely and cost effective development and deployment of space, defense and intelligence missions. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. For more information, visit www.agi.com.

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