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Current Opportunities for Students

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Grades K-4

Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft. OSIRIS-REx will launch in 2016 and return a sample of asteroid Bennu in 2023. Submissions should be about solar system exploration in 2014 and predictions for space exploration activities in 2023. NASA will choose 50 tweets and 50 images to be placed in the capsule. Messages must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014.

Send Your Name to the Asteroid Bennu!
The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft is set to launch to asteroid Bennu in 2016. And your name could hitch a ride! All names that are submitted will be placed on a microchip that will be carried aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Participants who submit their names to the "Messages to Bennu!" campaign will be able to print a certificate of appreciation to document their involvement. Names must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014.

Celebrate World Space Week 2014
World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world with 1,400 events in more than 80 countries held during the week of Oct. 4-10. For World Space Week 2014, educators are encouraged to use global navigation satellite systems, or GNSS, space-themed activities. "Space: Guiding Your Way" focuses on the relevance of GNSS for position, navigation and timing on Earth.

Celebrate Earth Science Week: Earth's Connected Systems
Earth Science Week takes place Oct. 12-18, 2014, and this year's events celebrate Earth’s Connected Systems – from land to sea, ice to sky and everything living in between. NASA missions study Earth's system and help us understand the interconnectivity among its components. NASA's Earth Science Week 2014 website covers NASA's Earth missions and how scientists study our home planet, educational resources about Earth's system, videos, links to mission science, a schedule of events for educators and the public, and more.

Earth Science Week 2014 Photography Contest
The American Geosciences Institute, or AGI, is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2014. Photographs should support the topic "Connections in My Community" and show how earth systems (land, water, air, living things) connect in a community. Any resident of the United States or any AGI international affiliate may enter. Entries must be submitted electronically. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Entries are due Oct. 17, 2014.

Earth Science Week 2014 Visual Arts Contest
The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring a visual arts contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2014. Artwork should focus on the topic "Earth's Connected Systems and Me." The contest is open to students in grades K-5 who are residents of the United States. Participants should submit an original 2-D visual arts project that shows how land, water, air and living things are connected in the world around us. Entries are due Oct. 17, 2014, and must be submitted by mail.

Citizen Science: Asteroid Mappers
NASA's Dawn Mission invites you to investigate and analyze high-resolution Dawn images of the giant asteroid Vesta, including craters and other features, from your own computer. The Dawn Mission's spacecraft has gathered intriguing data, including tens of thousands of images, more than the Dawn team has time to analyze in detail. That's where you come in. Register today to help the Dawn Science Team make sense of new elements on the surface of Vesta and learn more about this mysterious world.

Curiosity Explorer Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Foursquare users also can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.

New Horizons Kids Club
New Horizons wasn't the only voyage launched on Janurary 19, 2006. The New Horizons team welcomes five new "Pluto Pals." The five students were born on the same day the spacecraft started on its historic journey the outer solar system.

Rock Around the World
Mars scientists are asking students from around the world to help them understand the red planet. Send in a rock collected by you or your classroom from your region of the world, and we will use a special tool like the one on the rover to tell you what it's made of. Then everyone can compare their rocks to the ones found on Mars.

 

Grades 5-8

Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft. OSIRIS-REx will launch in 2016 and return a sample of asteroid Bennu in 2023. Submissions should be about solar system exploration in 2014 and predictions for space exploration activities in 2023. NASA will choose 50 tweets and 50 images to be placed in the capsule. Messages must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014.

Send Your Name to the Asteroid Bennu!
The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft is set to launch to asteroid Bennu in 2016. And your name could hitch a ride! All names that are submitted will be placed on a microchip that will be carried aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Participants who submit their names to the "Messages to Bennu!" campaign will be able to print a certificate of appreciation to document their involvement. Names must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014.

Celebrate World Space Week 2014
World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world with 1,400 events in more than 80 countries held during the week of Oct. 4-10. For World Space Week 2014, educators are encouraged to use global navigation satellite systems, or GNSS, space-themed activities. "Space: Guiding Your Way" focuses on the relevance of GNSS for position, navigation and timing on Earth.

Celebrate Earth Science Week: Earth's Connected Systems
Earth Science Week takes place Oct. 12-18, 2014, and this year's events celebrate Earth’s Connected Systems – from land to sea, ice to sky and everything living in between. NASA missions study Earth's system and help us understand the interconnectivity among its components. NASA's Earth Science Week 2014 website covers NASA's Earth missions and how scientists study our home planet, educational resources about Earth's system, videos, links to mission science, a schedule of events for educators and the public, and more.

Earth Science Week 2014 Photography Contest
The American Geosciences Institute, or AGI, is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2014. Photographs should support the topic "Connections in My Community" and show how earth systems (land, water, air, living things) connect in a community. Any resident of the United States or any AGI international affiliate may enter. Entries must be submitted electronically. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Entries are due Oct. 17, 2014.

Earth Science Week 2014 Visual Arts Contest
The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring a visual arts contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2014. Artwork should focus on the topic "Earth's Connected Systems and Me." The contest is open to students in grades K-5 who are residents of the United States. Participants should submit an original 2-D visual arts project that shows how land, water, air and living things are connected in the world around us. Entries are due Oct. 17, 2014, and must be submitted by mail.

Earth Science Week 2014 Essay Contest
The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring an essay contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2014. Essays should focus on the theme "Earth System Science in Today's World." The contest is open to students in grades 6-9 who are residents of the United States. Participants should submit an original essay no more than 300 words in length, typed and formatted to fit on one page. Entries must be submitted electronically. The deadline for submitting entries is Oct. 17, 2014.

2014 Humans in Space Art Video Challenge
How will humans use space science and technology to benefit humanity? The Humans in Space Art Challenge invites college students and early career professionals to ponder this question and to express an answer creatively in a video less than three minutes long. Video artwork can be of any style, featuring original animation, sketches, music, live action drama, poetry, dance, Rube Goldberg machines, apps, etc. Younger students may also participate. Submissions must be received by Nov. 15, 2014.

Citizen Science: Asteroid Mappers
NASA's Dawn Mission invites you to investigate and analyze high-resolution Dawn images of the giant asteroid Vesta, including craters and other features, from your own computer. The Dawn Mission's spacecraft has gathered intriguing data, including tens of thousands of images, more than the Dawn team has time to analyze in detail. That's where you come in. Register today to help the Dawn Science Team make sense of new elements on the surface of Vesta and learn more about this mysterious world.

Curiosity Explorer Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Foursquare users also can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.

Rock Around the World
Mars scientists are asking students from around the world to help them understand the red planet. Send in a rock collected by you or your classroom from your region of the world, and we will use a special tool like the one on the rover to tell you what it's made of. Then everyone can compare their rocks to the ones found on Mars.

 

Grades 9-12

Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft. OSIRIS-REx will launch in 2016 and return a sample of asteroid Bennu in 2023. Submissions should be about solar system exploration in 2014 and predictions for space exploration activities in 2023. NASA will choose 50 tweets and 50 images to be placed in the capsule. Messages must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014.

Send Your Name to the Asteroid Bennu!
The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft is set to launch to asteroid Bennu in 2016. And your name could hitch a ride! All names that are submitted will be placed on a microchip that will be carried aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Participants who submit their names to the "Messages to Bennu!" campaign will be able to print a certificate of appreciation to document their involvement. Names must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014.

Celebrate World Space Week 2014
World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world with 1,400 events in more than 80 countries held during the week of Oct. 4-10. For World Space Week 2014, educators are encouraged to use global navigation satellite systems, or GNSS, space-themed activities. "Space: Guiding Your Way" focuses on the relevance of GNSS for position, navigation and timing on Earth.

Celebrate Earth Science Week: Earth's Connected Systems
Earth Science Week takes place Oct. 12-18, 2014, and this year's events celebrate Earth’s Connected Systems – from land to sea, ice to sky and everything living in between. NASA missions study Earth's system and help us understand the interconnectivity among its components. NASA's Earth Science Week 2014 website covers NASA's Earth missions and how scientists study our home planet, educational resources about Earth's system, videos, links to mission science, a schedule of events for educators and the public, and more.

Earth Science Week 2014 Photography Contest
The American Geosciences Institute, or AGI, is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2014. Photographs should support the topic "Connections in My Community" and show how earth systems (land, water, air, living things) connect in a community. Any resident of the United States or any AGI international affiliate may enter. Entries must be submitted electronically. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Entries are due Oct. 17, 2014.

Earth Science Week 2014 Essay Contest
The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring an essay contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2014. Essays should focus on the theme "Earth System Science in Today's World." The contest is open to students in grades 6-9 who are residents of the United States. Participants should submit an original essay no more than 300 words in length, typed and formatted to fit on one page. Entries must be submitted electronically. The deadline for submitting entries is Oct. 17, 2014.

NASA Challenge: Build an App That Uses OpenNEX Climate and Earth Science Data
NASA recently made available, through Amazon Web Services, a large collection of climate and earth sciences satellite data. In coordination with this data release, NASA is challenging application developers to create new and exciting ways to use the data. Prize monies of up to $25,000 will be awarded for the development of an application or algorithm that promotes climate resilience using the recently released data. The challenge deadline is Oct. 21, 2014.

NOAA Education and Science Forum 2014
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center located on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will co-host the seventh biennial Educational Partnership Program Education and Science Forum Oct. 26-29, 2014. This year’s theme is "Developing a Premier Future STEM Workforce to Support Environmental Sustainability." Student development workshops, plenary sessions, and oral and poster presentations are planned. Visit the forum website for full details and to register to attend.

Earth Science Challenges With OpenNEX Cloud Data
NASA is challenging the public to create innovative ways to use data from the agency's Earth science satellites. The challenges use the Open NASA Earth Exchange, a data, supercomputing and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific results, knowledge and expertise to solve big data challenges in the Earth sciences. Prize monies of up to $60,000 will be rewarded in stages for creative innovations. Online video lectures and hands-on lab modules are available and challenges run through Nov. 15, 2014.

2014 Humans in Space Art Video Challenge
How will humans use space science and technology to benefit humanity? The Humans in Space Art Challenge invites college students and early career professionals to ponder this question and to express an answer creatively in a video less than three minutes long. Video artwork can be of any style, featuring original animation, sketches, music, live action drama, poetry, dance, Rube Goldberg machines, apps, etc. Younger students may also participate. Submissions must be received by Nov. 15, 2014.

NASA Visitor Centers: Passport to Explore Space
Join the Passport to Explore Space program! Your mission is to visit all 14 visitor centers and space shuttle locations. Each NASA Visitor Center offers a unique focus and scope of work, contributing to the overall mission of America’s space program. Membership in the free program includes an official 8-page Passport to Explore Space that you can get stamped at each site. Members receive discounts on admission, tours, food and retail at participating locations in addition to stamped certification of visits and a newsletter.

Youth For Understanding USA
Youth For Understanding, or YFU, USA, a nonprofit leader in youth exchange programs, is reaching out to educators, parents and students who are excited about learning and intercultural exchange. YFU awards $1.6 million in annual scholarships to U.S. high school students to study abroad. YFU also seeks host families and mentors nationwide for international exchange students arriving in August to attend high schools nationwide. For more on YFU opportunities, visit http://www.yfu-usa.org or call 1-800-TEENAGE. The U.S. Department of State sponsors multiple programs for educational, cultural and professional exchanges across the world and also for American citizens to go abroad. To learn more, visit http://exchanges.state.gov/us. Join in the fun and make a difference!

Citizen Science: Asteroid Mappers
NASA's Dawn Mission invites you to investigate and analyze high-resolution Dawn images of the giant asteroid Vesta, including craters and other features, from your own computer. The Dawn Mission's spacecraft has gathered intriguing data, including tens of thousands of images, more than the Dawn team has time to analyze in detail. That's where you come in. Register today to help the Dawn Science Team make sense of new elements on the surface of Vesta and learn more about this mysterious world.

Curiosity Explorer Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Foursquare users also can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.
 

Higher Education

Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft. OSIRIS-REx will launch in 2016 and return a sample of asteroid Bennu in 2023. Submissions should be about solar system exploration in 2014 and predictions for space exploration activities in 2023. NASA will choose 50 tweets and 50 images to be placed in the capsule. Messages must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014.

Send Your Name to the Asteroid Bennu!
The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft is set to launch to asteroid Bennu in 2016. And your name could hitch a ride! All names that are submitted will be placed on a microchip that will be carried aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Participants who submit their names to the "Messages to Bennu!" campaign will be able to print a certificate of appreciation to document their involvement. Names must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014.

2014-2015 Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocketry Competition
The Minnesota Space Grant Consortium is hosting the 2014-2015 Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition, an opportunity for teams of college students to design and construct high-power rockets to be launched in May 2015 at a launch site near Minneapolis, Minnesota. No previous experience in high-power rocketry is necessary to compete. Interested teams from any state are eligible and must garner local Space Grant sponsorship, then submit a nonbinding “Notice of Intent to Compete” by Oct. 1, 2014.

Presidential Management Fellows Program: STEM Opportunity
The Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, has developed and piloted a track of the Presidential Management Fellows program focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. This flagship leadership development program seeks advanced degree candidates for entry-level positions in federal agencies around the country. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The application period for 2015 fellowships will open in Oct 1. 2014. Visit the website for more details.

Celebrate World Space Week 2014
World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world with 1,400 events in more than 80 countries held during the week of Oct. 4-10. For World Space Week 2014, educators are encouraged to use global navigation satellite systems, or GNSS, space-themed activities. "Space: Guiding Your Way" focuses on the relevance of GNSS for position, navigation and timing on Earth.

Centennial Challenges Mars Ascent Vehicle Prize
The Centennial Challenges Mars Ascent Vehicle, or MAV, Prize is open to both academic and nonacademic teams to demonstrate technologies that may be relevant to future NASA Mars missions. The challenge focuses on getting samples from the Martian surface to Mars orbit for collection and return to Earth. Centennial Challenges will award prizes for successful demonstration of an end-to-end autonomous operation. Proposals are due Oct. 6, 2014.

2015 RASC-AL Robo-Ops Competition
The Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage Exploration Robo-Ops competition, also known as RASC-AL Robo-Ops, is a design contest open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students. Robo-Ops teams build a planetary rover prototype and demonstrate its capabilities in field tests at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Rovers are tele-operated by mission control operations, based on information received from onboard cameras. University teams must submit project plans by Oct. 10, 2014.

Celebrate Earth Science Week: Earth's Connected Systems
Earth Science Week takes place Oct. 12-18, 2014, and this year's events celebrate Earth’s Connected Systems – from land to sea, ice to sky and everything living in between. NASA missions study Earth's system and help us understand the interconnectivity among its components. NASA's Earth Science Week 2014 website covers NASA's Earth missions and how scientists study our home planet, educational resources about Earth's system, videos, links to mission science, a schedule of events for educators and the public, and more.

OSSI NIFS -- Spring 2015 Opportunities
NASA's One Stop Shopping Initiative for Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships, or OSSI NIFS, provides access to a portfolio of internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities offered by NASA. The site features the OSSI NIFS online application for recruiting NASA interns, fellows and scholars. This innovative system allows students to search and apply for all types of higher education opportunities. A single application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors. Applications for spring 2015 opportunities are due Oct. 12, 2014.

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Spring 2015 Policy Internship Program
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP, is seeking students for spring 2015 internships. The OSTP advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. Policy internships are open to interested students from all majors and programs, including law school programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications for spring 2015 internships are due Oct. 17, 2014.

Earth Science Week 2014 Photography Contest
The American Geosciences Institute, or AGI, is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2014. Photographs should support the topic "Connections in My Community" and show how earth systems (land, water, air, living things) connect in a community. Any resident of the United States or any AGI international affiliate may enter. Entries must be submitted electronically. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Entries are due Oct. 17, 2014.

NASA Challenge: Build an App That Uses OpenNEX Climate and Earth Science Data
NASA recently made available, through Amazon Web Services, a large collection of climate and earth sciences satellite data. In coordination with this data release, NASA is challenging application developers to create new and exciting ways to use the data. Prize monies of up to $25,000 will be awarded for the development of an application or algorithm that promotes climate resilience using the recently released data. The challenge deadline is Oct. 21, 2014.

NOAA Education and Science Forum 2014
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center located on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will co-host the seventh biennial Educational Partnership Program Education and Science Forum Oct. 26-29, 2014. This year’s theme is "Developing a Premier Future STEM Workforce to Support Environmental Sustainability." Student development workshops, plenary sessions, and oral and poster presentations are planned. Visit the forum website for full details and to register to attend.

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships
The NASA Postdoctoral Program supports NASA's goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. NPP fellows complete one- to three-year fellowships that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA. Applicants must have completed a doctorate or equivalent degree before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing degree requirements. Applications are due Nov. 1, 2014.

Earth Science Challenges With OpenNEX Cloud Data
NASA is challenging the public to create innovative ways to use data from the agency's Earth science satellites. The challenges use the Open NASA Earth Exchange, a data, supercomputing and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific results, knowledge and expertise to solve big data challenges in the Earth sciences. Prize monies of up to $60,000 will be rewarded in stages for creative innovations. Online video lectures and hands-on lab modules are available and challenges run through Nov. 15, 2014.

2014 Humans in Space Art Video Challenge
How will humans use space science and technology to benefit humanity? The Humans in Space Art Challenge invites college students and early career professionals to ponder this question and to express an answer creatively in a video less than three minutes long. Video artwork can be of any style, featuring original animation, sketches, music, live action drama, poetry, dance, Rube Goldberg machines, apps, etc. Younger students may also participate. Submissions must be received by Nov. 15, 2014.

CubeSat Mission Opportunity
NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch or to be deployed from the International Space Station between 2015 and 2018. The CubeSat Launch Initiative gives students, teachers and faculty a chance to get hands-on flight hardware development experience in the process of designing, building and operating small research satellites. This opportunity is open to U.S. nonprofit organizations and accredited educational organizations. Proposals are due Nov. 25, 2014.

NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2015
Design it. Build it. Dig it. The Sixth Annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition will be held May 18-22, 2015, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. NASA's Robotic Mining Competition is for university-level students, enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Teams are challenged to design and build a mining robot that can traverse simulated Martian chaotic terrain, excavate Martian regolith and deposit the regolith into a collector bin within 10 minutes. Registration is now open and limited to 50 teams.

NASA Research Opportunities in Aeronautics
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from higher education institutions that are interested in conducting research related to a variety of topics in aeronautics fundamental research that are being pursued by NASA personnel. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements or contracts, depending on the nature of the proposing organization and/or program requirements. Proposal due dates begin Feb. 28, 2014 and end Dec. 31, 2014.

2015 RASC-AL Aerospace Concepts Design Competition
The 2015 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage, or RASC-AL, competition is a design project contest open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in engineering or science at an accredited college or university. RASC-AL challenges participants to design projects based on real NASA problems, responding to one of four themes. Concepts derived from the design projects could potentially be implemented by NASA. University teams must submit abstracts by Jan. 11, 2015.

2015 NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting applications for its 2015 Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students attending Minority Serving Institutions. A stipend and housing allowance is provided. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must earn and maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Applications are due Jan. 30, 2015.

Airport Cooperative Research Program -- University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs
The Airport Cooperative Research Program is accepting applications for its national competition that engages university students in addressing issues relating to airports and the National Airspace System. Managed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the competition is open to teams or individuals from accredited U.S. colleges and universities who are working with a faculty advisor. Cash awards will be given to top individuals or teams in four technical design challenge areas. Submissions are due April 30, 2015.

Citizen Science: Asteroid Mappers
NASA's Dawn Mission invites you to investigate and analyze high-resolution Dawn images of the giant asteroid Vesta, including craters and other features, from your own computer. The Dawn Mission's spacecraft has gathered intriguing data, including tens of thousands of images, more than the Dawn team has time to analyze in detail. That's where you come in. Register today to help the Dawn Science Team make sense of new elements on the surface of Vesta and learn more about this mysterious world.

Curiosity Explorer Badge on Foursquare
NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Foursquare users also can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.
Page Last Updated: September 26th, 2014
Page Editor: Sandra May