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1 Real World Design Challenge FY12 Kick Off 10:00am to 12:00pm US Capitol Visitors Center Senate Side Room: SVC Dr. Ralph K. Coppola, Director Real World Design Challenge & Senior Director Government & Strategic Education Programs October 11, 2011

2 2 Connecticut Lt. Press Release on the RWDC FY 12 Kick Off LT. GOV. WYMAN RECOGNIZES ENGINEERING DESIGN-CHALLENGE WINNERS, ENCOURAGES ALL CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS TO COMPETE Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that a team of Connecticut high school students will travel to Washington D.C. next week for the kickoff of the 2012 Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) – a nationwide engineering competition that the team won earlier this year.

3 3 PTC Press Release RWDC FY12 Kick Off PTC Announces 2012 Real World Design Challenge Theme “Green Aviation” Students tasked to optimize the performance of a light sport aircraft NEEDHAM, Mass., October 11, 2011 PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company ®, today joined more than 45 partners on Capitol Hill to kick-off the Real World Design Challenge. The theme of this year's challenge, "Green Aviation," was announced today at an event hosted by Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and the students from last year's national champion team, the Xavier High School Engineering Club from Middletown, CT representing the state of Connecticut.

4 4 Hosted by New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen Dr. Ralph K. Coppola, Director of the RWDC, Introductions & Overview of the RWDC Mr. Mark Beyer, President, Beyer Virtual Simulations, will introduce the FY12 Challenge. RWDC Federal agency partners: Mr. Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair Appalachian Regional Commission Ms. Paula Lewis, Deputy Assistant Administrator Federal Aviation Administration Dr. Brendan Godfrey, Senior Advisor DDR&E, Office of the Secretary of Defense US Department of Defense Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Adult and Vocational Education US Department of Education Mr. Gregory D. Winfree, Acting Administrator, Research and Innovation Technology Administration, US Department of Transportation RWDC Students from Xavier High School in Connecticut Mr. Manoj Rahematpura, Mentor for the Xavier Team, Tech Analyst, Pratt & Whitney Mr. Charles Huettner, Executive Director, Aerospace States Association Agenda: Real World Design Challenge FY12 Kick Off

5 5 Presentation by the Xavier High School RWDC FY11 National Champion Team from Connecticut. Hors d’oervs and an open bar provided by Ray Group International. When: October 11, 2011, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Where: Ray Group International th Street, NW Washington, DC Phone: Near the McPherson Square Metro Stop RWDC FY12 Kick Off Reception

6 6 FY12 RWDC State Challenge > Design Variables: Wing area Wing aspect ratio Wing taper Wing sweep Wing twist Root and tip airfoil shapes Wing placement Power plant selection Wing area Fuselage selection Wing material selection

7 7 RWDC FY12 Kick Off RWDC FY11 Champion Team Honored by Senator Joe Lieberman

8 8 RWDC FY12 Kick Off RWDC FY11 Champion Team Honored by Chairman John Larson, Connecticut Congressman & Chair of the Democratic Caucus Ralph Coppola explains the Challenge to Chairman Larson

9 9 RWDC FY12 Kick Off Speakers Ms. Paula Lewis, Deputy Assistant Administrator, FAA Mr. Gregory Winfree, Acting Administrator, Research & Innovation Technology Administration, US Department of Transportation Mr. Manoj Rahematpura, Mentor, Technical Analyst, Pratt & Whitney Connecticut Team & Speakers Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Adult & Vocational Education, US Department of Education

10 10 RWDC FY12 Kick Off Speakers Dr. Ralph Coppola, Director RWDC & Senior Director Government & Strategic Education Programs, PTC Mr. Charles Huettner, Executive Director, Aerospace States Association Mr. Mark Beyer, President, Beyer Simulations Dr. Brendan Godfrey, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense Mr. Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission

11 11 RWDC FY12 Kick Off Reception at Ray Group International


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