Daily Archives: November 5, 2009

2010 RASC-AL Competition – Deadline Feb 5, 2010

The 2010 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage 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. The RASC-AL contest challenges participants to design projects based on real NASA projects. These design projects could then potentially be implemented by NASA. Student teams must submit abstracts by Feb. 5, 2010.

Please visit the official RASC-AL website for important guidelines and application instructions: http://www.nianet.org/rascal/index.html

2010 NASA Great Moonbuggy Race Competition – Deadline Feb 1, 2010

Registration is now open for the 17th Annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. The race will take place April 9-10, 2010, in Huntsville, Ala., at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.  High school and college students are required to design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems similar to those faced by the original lunar-roving vehicle team.  Each school may enter up to two teams.  Entries must be received by Feb. 1, 2010.

Learn more about this exciting competition at http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov/index.html

National Space Biomedical Research Institute Summer Internship Program – Deadline Jan 31, 2010

NSBRI has a summer program that provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate or medical students to join ongoing projects in laboratories at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Applicants must have completed their second year of undergraduate studies by the start of the internship. The program is open to U.S. citizens. Interns receive an hourly wage, but the program does not cover housing or travel.

Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vitae or resume, a letter of interest indicating available dates during the summer, and two letters of recommendation. The program is open to U.S. citizens. The deadline to apply for the 2010 program is Jan. 31, 2010.

Please visit the website for details: http://www.nsbri.org/Education/SummerInternship.html

2009-2010 Fundamental Aeronautics Student Competition – Notice of Intent Due Jan 15, 2010

The Fundamental Aeronautics Program invites undergraduate and graduate students to research and design a civilian amphibious tiltrotor vehicle. The vehicle must be able to take off and land on water or land; carry up to fifty passengers; cruise at 300 knots; and cover 800 nautical miles. Participants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university. International students may participate but are not eligible for certain prizes. A notice of intent is requested by Jan. 15, 2010. Final papers are due May 3, 2010.

Participants will submit a conceptual design for an amphibious tiltrotor that meets or exceeds the design goals and capabilities described on the official context website. Participants will also describe the technical issues associated with water landings and take-offs and describe the design trade-offs considered to accommodate marinization. Format and content guidelines are available on the website.

To review the contest details and submission guidelines, please visit http://aero.larc.nasa.gov/competitions_univ.htm

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program – Deadline Jan 11, 2010

Applications are being accepted from students in aeronautics and related fields for the 2010-11 academic year. Twenty undergraduate students in their second year of study will receive up to $15,000 per year for two years and a summer internship at a NASA center with a $10,000 stipend. Five graduate students will receive up to $35,000 per year for three years and two summer internships at a NASA center with $10,000 stipends. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due Jan. 11, 2010.

To review the application, supported fields, and eligibility requirements, please visit their website at http://nasa.asee.org/

2009-2010 NASA University Design Contest in Exploration Systems – Notice of Intent Due Dec 15, 2009

NASA invites college students to get involved with NASA’s return to the moon by helping to design the tools and instruments needed for the next-generation manned moon rover. Student projects will tackle real problems to be solved for a successful manned lunar mission. The contest is open to U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S. An e-mail notice of intent is due by Dec. 15, 2009. Final entries are due on or before May 15, 2010.

For more information, please visit the official website at http://moontasks.larc.nasa.gov/

NASA USRP Internships – Deadline Jan 22, 2010 for Summer Placements

The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduates across the United States mentored internship experiences at NASA Centers and research support facilities. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program is NASA’s largest nationwide internship program.

USRP internship opportunities give students the ultimate workforce preparatory experience for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). USRP is one of most highly comprehensive internship programs for undergraduate students within the STEM majors. Students work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions. These immersive NASA opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering. A USRP internship will be the first step toward a career at NASA, or within the science and engineering workforce. USRP internship opportunities are offered year round in the Fall, Summer and Spring.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • U.S. Citizenship: permanent residents or other visa categories are not accepted.
  • Classified as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior before the expected commencement of the internship session.\
  • Academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical sciences or life sciences.
  • Demonstrated strong interest/commitment to one of the above career fields or disciplines (e.g., science/math/engineering fairs, clubs, or awards; tutoring/mentoring; internships or other related experience).
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Students may apply for a session within their first year after completion of a Bachelor’s degree (1st year graduate) but they must have participated in a previous NASA experience.
  • Students that have participated in a past USRP internship may only participate in USRP one time in a given calendar year.
  • Applications are currently open for Summer 2010 placements. The application deadline for summer 2010 is January 22, 2010.  Visit the USRP website for details: http://usrp.usra.edu/

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