Daily Archives: November 4, 2009

2010 CanSat Competition for University Students – Team Applications Due Nov 30, 2009

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2010 CanSat Competition.

This annual competition is open to university and college students from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Teams of three to 10 students must design and build a space-type system called a CanSat. Each CanSat is the size of a soda can and must be built according to the specifications released by the competition organizing committee. Participants are involved in the end-to-end life cycle of a complex engineering project, from conceptual design, through integration and test, actual operation of the system, and the conclusion with a post-mission summary and debriefing.

All teams entering the CanSat competition are required to have a faculty adviser. The faculty adviser will oversee and be responsible for the conduct of the team at all times during the competition and is strongly encouraged to accompany the team to the competition.

Applications are due Nov. 30, 2009.

For more information about the competition and to download the application, visit http://www.cansatcompetition.com/

NASA DEVELOP program – Spring Application Deadline Nov 30, 2009

NASA’s DEVELOP Program – 2010 Spring Session

The DEVELOP program is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences program that fosters the training and development of students in the atmospheric and Earth sciences. The DEVELOP program extends the application of NASA Earth science research and technology to meet societal needs.

Students conduct projects that focus on the practical application of NASA’s Earth science research and demonstrate how results can benefit partner organizations and local communities. Advisors and mentors from NASA and partner organizations provide the guidance and support for the program. Students gain experience by using NASA science and technology in a professional setting.

Students from high school through doctoral levels are chosen in a competitive application process. The selected students work on teams at eight locations nationwide. Activities are conducted during three 10-week terms per year: summer, fall and spring.

Applications for the spring 2010 session are due Nov. 30, 2009.

For more information about this unique internship opportunity, please visit the DEVELOP Web site at http://develop.larc.nasa.gov


2010 Texas High School Aerospace Scholars – Deadline Nov 13, 2009

The Texas High School Aerospace Scholars program is an interactive, online learning experience. It is highlighted by a six-day internship where selected students are encouraged to study math, science, engineering or computer science by interacting with engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The Texas High School Aerospace Scholars program is open to high school juniors throughout Texas. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have access to the internet.

The application deadline is Nov. 13, 2009.

For additional information on the program and to apply online, visit http://aerospacescholars.jsc.nasa.gov/HAS/

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