Advances in Aviation Psychology in the Dayton Region

1. To which Review Panel are you submitting this project?
Economic Development
2. What is the title of this project?
Advances in Aviation Psychology in the Dayton Region
3. Please provide a short, non-technical description of the project, no more than 2-4 sentences.
Support is sought to carry on the aviation heritage of the Dayton region and to further the advancement in aviation psychology via the support of the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) that has been hosted by Wright State University (WSU) since 2009. Dayton is an ideal locale with it being the birthplace of aviation and home of the 711th Air Force Wing and the Airman Systems Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Along with the regional aerospace research and development companies and the only doctoral Human Factors and Industrial Organizational Psychology program in the nation at WSU, Dayton is a major center for research on human performance in aerospace systems and provides an excellent backdrop for stimulating exchanges of and collaborations on the latest advances in aviation psychology. More information on ISAP can be viewed at https://isap.wright.edu
Requester and Recipient
4. Name of organization making this request
Wright State University
5. Address
3640 Col Glenn Hwy
6. City
Dayton
7. State
Ohio
8. Zip Code
45435
9. County
Greene
13. State
Ohio
16. Which category best describes the type of organization that is the recipient for project funding?
Non-profit
Contact Information
17. Name
Pamela Tsang
18. Title
Professor
19. Organization
Wright State University
20. Address
3640 Col Glenn Hwy, Department of Psychology, 335 Fawcett
21. City
Dayton
22. State
Ohio
23. Zip Code
45435
24. County
Greene
25. Phone
(937) 775-2469
26. Email
pamela.tsang@wright.edu
27. Are there other individuals who should receive notices or information related to this project during the review process? If so, please provide name(s), title(s), and email(s). If not, leave blank.
Bob Hickey AVP Public Affairs robert.hickey@wright.edu
Project Information
28. City
Dayton
29. County
Greene
30. Congressional district
Ohio 10th
Funding Request and Budget Information
31. What is the dollar amount of funding you are seeking in the next year?
$73,200.00
32. What is the total project cost?
$138,700.00
33. Please list sources, amounts, and status of other funds that this project has previously received or is likely to receive in the future.
Registration fees and company sponsorships.
34. How will the requested funds be used? Please check the category that best fits the project. Then, if you have additional information to provide regarding the use of funds, please provide this information with your supporting documentation (see question #52). EX: if this is for construction, please provide information on the proposed building, its purpose, size and location. If this is for operations, please describe if the money will be used for salaries, rent, equipment, services, etc. The more detail provided, the better the committee can understand the value of your project. This is particularly important for projects seeking operations funding.
Administration or Operations
35. Do you have matching funds raised or committed?
no
37. Do you have a budget with funding details for the project? If so, please send the budget as an attachment under question 52.
Yes
38. By what date will you be ready to spend the funds?
Within the next 6 months
39. Are there particular state or federal programs or private grants under which this project would qualify for funding? Please be as specific as possible.
No
Community Impact and Job Creation
40. What is the community issue or need that your project will address?
In addition to boosting the hotel and restaurant business during the conference week, hosting the Symposium in Dayton has fostered much collaborations among Wright State University, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and local aerospace human factors companies (e.g., Ball Aerospace). The complexity of modern aerospace systems necessitates the optimization of human-machine team performance in order to meet the technological and safety challenges with a global, multidisciplinary approach. Each meeting has attracted the world’s leading scientists and engineers from the military (Air Force, Navy, Army, Marine) and civilian (FAA, Eurocontrol, airlines) sectors and from the aerospace industries (e.g., Boeing, Lockheed Martin). The Symposium is an opportunity to showcase the concentration of aerospace research and development in Dayton to the world and to establish Dayton as a resource and a center ready for further growth in advancing aviation and aerospace systems into the next century.
41. What is the measurement that will be used to determine whether the project was a success?
Success for the Symposium is determined by the levels of world wide participation, research collaboration, and scientific progress it fosters. The Symposium has been successful in attracting about 300 aerospace scientists, engineers, and practitioners from around the world in the last few meetings. About 25-30% of the participation came from abroad. In addition to a published Conference Proceedings, the Symposium was able to procure a book contract with a major publisher (Taylor and Francis) to produce a volume of a state-of-the-art coverage of selected topics presented at the meeting for each of the last three meetings. For example, for the 2017 meeting, the leading scientists contributing to the volume came from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, and the USA.
42. If the project receives funding and is completed, how many DIRECT NEW jobs do you anticipate being CREATED within the next two years?
None
43. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 42. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
NA
44. If the project receives funding and is completed, how many DIRECT EXISTING jobs do you anticipate being RETAINED within the next two years?
None
45. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 44. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
NA
46. Using your best guess, over the next 10 years, how many sustained, permanent jobs will the project create and retain if funded and completed? This may include “induced” or “spin-off” jobs.
None
47. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 46. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
NA
Community Impact and Job Creation Cont.
48. Using your best guess, of the jobs created over the next 10 years, what will the average salary be?
More than $100,000
49. Please explain how you determined the salary amount listed in question 48. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
NA
50. In which of the following counties do you estimate a substantial number of jobs will be created if the project is funded and completed?
  • Clinton
51. Are you aware of any opposition to the project? If “yes,” please explain.
No
52. Do you have letters of endorsement or other supporting documents for the project? If “yes,” you may attach one PDF file that contains UP TO TEN PAGES of your supporting documents. This document will be posted online along with your completed questionnaire during the public review period. Please DO NOT exceed 10 pages and do not send separate attachments to the Dayton Development Coalition staff. Project sponsors who exceed 10 pages of supporting documents may be asked to re-submit their project.
Yes
Attach endorsement or other supporting documents for the project
Additional Information
53. Should the state consider a state capital budget bill in late 2017 or early 2018, I would like my project to be considered for a special PDAC state capital budget project list. The Coalition reserves the right to remove projects that are ineligible under state guidelines.
No
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Confirmation
  • I have reviewed my submission and to the best of my knowledge all of the information entered accurately represent our organization and our project, and I understand my information will be made public.