Ashley Edwards
Headquarters, Washington     
Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
March 12, 2010
RELEASE : 10-064
NASA Announces Systems Engineering Student Competition
WASHINGTON -- NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate is inviting teams of undergraduate and graduate students throughout the country to participate in the fourth annual Systems Engineering Paper Competition. Participants in the competition will submit a paper on an Exploration Systems mission topic.

The deadline to register for the competition is April 16. Papers are due April 23. The winning teams will be announced in May. Awards include up to $3,500 in cash scholarships and VIP invitations to attend a future space shuttle or rocket launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The competition is designed to engage students in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines critical to NASA's missions.

For information about the competition and how to apply, visit:



For information about NASA's education programs, visit:



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