The 2020 PUNCH Competition has been cancelled.

In partnership with Virginia Tech, this unmanned systems competition based in Blacksburg, VA, that AIAA is proud to support. Split into two levels, PUNCH caters to both high schools in Virginia and collegiate teams around the nation. PUNCH serves as an educational experience where teams are required to design, manufacture, and program their own autonomous payload delivery systems. Teams work throughout a 9-month season to design an optimal system based on the respective mission. Combined with the submission of a technical paper and oral presentation, teams go head to head in the spring to complete the mission.

Competition Dates:
High School Competition: Cancelled: 4 April 2020 at the Virginia Tech Drone Park (2021 date TBD)
Collegiate Competition: Cancelled: 28–30 May 2020 at Kentland Experimental Aviation Systems Lab (2021 date TBD)

For more information and to participate on-site, please contact the PUNCH Committee at or visit .