Charter For An FTSA Sponsored Award For Practical Innovation During A Course Of Tertiary Aerospace Study


Objective: To recognize and encourage a student that demonstrates exemplary practical innovation during a course of Aerospace study at an Australian tertiary institution.
Sponsor: Flight Test Society of Australia
Eligibility: Any final year student engaged in under-graduate study or any postgraduate (Masters or PhD) student preparing a thesis.
Title: Sir James Rowland Award
Criteria: The student has conceived and effectively applied a practical innovation in order to prosecute a flight test related project in a course of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering study.
Submission: Submission to comprise:
  • A synopsis of the project - composition, objectives and analysis techniques, in particular the innovation applied,
  • Project execution, principle results and conclusions, and
  • If required a project presentation.
Award: Comprises a perpetual physical trophy annotated with the recipient’s name and title, to be retained at the tertiary Institution for one year, together with a personal miniature trophy and a small monetary reward to be applied by the recipient to further study. The recipient will be invited to present at the FTSA Symposium and funded for travel to and from the Symposium venue and accommodation for one night. Biannually, the Symposium is held in conjunction with the Australian International Airshow trade exhibition and the award will include entry to the Show.
Judging: Nominations can be made by student peers or academic staff to the Head of the Faculty by end of October each year. Award to be decided by a panel of three comprising one academic adviser and two FTSA Members.
Limitations: In the absence of a suitable nomination or if the concepts/processes fail the practical application objective or is not deemed sufficiently innovative the award will not be made that year.
Tenure: Annual