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SAMPE Conference & Exhibition
Student Fuselage Contest

Innovate. Collaborate. Be recognized.

The Student Fuselage Contest will be held in May 2025 at the SAMPE conference and exhibition in Long Beach, CA. For updates subscribe to the student e-news.


Design and build a composite Fuselage using an assortment of fiberglass, Phenolic Honeycomb core, and resin filling core. Highlight the engineering excellence of our student chapters.

Benefits of Participation

  • Put your Fabricating skills into action 

  • Represent your college or university 

  • Showcase your work at SAMPE Conference

  • Use this project to help build your resume


  • Open to students only

  • All team members must be a SAMPE member

  • No more than five members on a team

  • Follow all SAMPE Fuselage Contest Rules

Sponsor or Donate

  • Give back to the student engineering community with a material or monetary donations. Donor participation is essential to the success of this event. A complete list of acceptable materials and sponsorship levels are detailed in the sponsor letter. 

  • If your company would like to sponsor or donate, please contact Mark Kaufman at 

Winners 2024

First  Place

University of Southern California

Second Place​

University of Dayton

Third Place​

Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

Contest Sponsors

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