NASA and OPTIMUS PRIME Collaborate to Educate Youth
New Video Contest To Raise Awareness Of NASA Technology
OPTIMUS PRIME image courtesy Hasbro.
NASA has opened online voting for the agency's OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award student video contest. The public is invited to vote for its favorite videos, made by students in grades three through eight, developed to help educate America's youth about the benefits of NASA's technologies.
NASA is using the correlation between Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS property and commercialized agency "spinoffs" to help students understand how technology developed for space and aeronautics "transforms" into what is used on Earth.
More than 190 children from 31 states have submitted creative videos describing their favorite agency technology from NASA's 2009 Spinoff publication. The students also documented why their video should be selected to win the NASA OPTIMUS PRIME trophy.
The public can vote for their favorite OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award videos online at: