Airport Design Challenge
Vol.9 Issue 3
FAA Airport Design Challenge

The FAA Airport Design Challenge is an interactive learning and collaborative opportunity for students in grades K-12. The FAA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Aviation Space Education (AVSED) program organizes and sponsors this exciting challenge.







Students K-12

Sign-up to participate in the Airport Design Challenge using the 3-D software, Minecraft. Organized lesson plans will be provided to cover topics like airport layout, pavement, lighting, structures, and innovative growth.

The 8-week activity starts on April 1, 2023.
Entry cut-off is August 1, 2023.
Judging for 2023 entries will take place in September 2023.
Award Ceremony for 2023 Entries is October 2023.
The launch date for 2024 begins August 1, 2023!

It’s happening across the nation, but we want Oklahoma to have a great representation of students and volunteers!

The goal is for students to learn more about airports and the importance of them in our National Airspace System. The FAA’s Airport Design Challenge represents a competitive learning environment, where students have the flexibility to create detail and gain a better understanding of airports and the careers represented in them.

Students can create a Log-in by visiting Airport Design Challenge

If you are an FAA employee and would like to participate in this Airport Design Challenge as a STEM Outreach Representative please contact

Be sure to join the mailing list to get updates on future challenges, as well as upcoming STEM AVSED opportunities!

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Aeronautical Center’s STEM Program Manager, Jamie Loving at (405)954-5304.

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