Student Programs

AIAA Design Build Fly

The AIAA Design Build Fly competition challenges student teams to design and fabricate a radio controlled, electric-powered aircraft to meet a specified mission profile. This competition aims to provide real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to a practical problem. Teams can use MATLAB and Simulink to design and validate their aircraft as well as simulate mission profiles.

Complimentary Software

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.

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Student Tutorials and Videos

Learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink to design algorithms, create simulations, deploy code, and speed up software development for your projects.

Video Tutorials for Your Team

Interactive Online Tutorials

Learn by doing! Our two-hour online courses provide a hands-on learning environment where you will interact with a web-based version of MATLAB and receive instant and contextual feedback.

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Simscape Essentials for Automotive Student Teams

Get started with the fundamentals of vehicle development for student competitions, such as Formula Student, using Simscape.