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NASA Opportunities for Education February 15, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:35 am

2009-2010 Life and Work on the Moon Art and Design Contest

NASA invites high school and college students from all areas of study, including the arts, industrial design, architecture and computer design, to submit their work on the theme “Life and Work on the Moon.” Artists are encouraged to collaborate with science and engineering students. Such collaboration is not required but would help to ensure that the work’s subject is valid for the moon’s harsh environment.

Entries will be accepted in three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional and digital, including video. For the first time, entries in literature (poetry and short stories) will also be accepted. Judges will evaluate entries not only on their artistic qualities, but also on whether they depict a valid scenario.

Prizes include awards and exhibit opportunities. International students are encouraged to participate, but they are not eligible for cash prizes.

Entries are due no later than April 15, 2010.

For more information about the contest and to register online, visit http://artcontest.larc.nasa.gov/. Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ward at Elizabeth.B.Ward@nasa.gov .

2009-2010 NASA University Design Contest in Exploration Systems

NASA invites college students to get involved with space exploration by helping to design the tools and instruments needed for the next-generation explorers. Student projects will tackle real problems to be solved for a successful manned or robotic mission.

Image credit: NASA

Examples of problems include:

–New methods of navigation.

–Sample retrieval and on-site analysis.

–Radiation detection and avoidance.

–Communication with planetary outpost, with orbiters and with Earth.

–Video capture of sorties for transmission back to Earth.

–Astronaut rescue and recovery.

— Radiation and dust mitigation strategies for rovers and space suits.

The contest is open to U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S., including universities, colleges, trade schools, community colleges and professional schools. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged, across departments and institutions.

Final entries are due on or before May 15, 2010.

For more information about the contest and to register online, visit http://moontasks.larc.nasa.gov . Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ward at Elizabeth.B.Ward@nasa.gov .

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