NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate is inviting teams of undergraduate and graduate students throughout the U.S. to participate in the fifth annual ESMD Space Grant Systems Engineering Paper Competition. Papers should relate to one of the following areas: Ground Operations, Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems, Propulsion, and Spacecraft.
The deadline to register for the competition is March 7, 2011. Papers are due on March 21, 2011. The winning teams will be announced in April. Awards include up to $3,500 in cash scholarships and invitations to attend a future launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The competition is designed to engage and retain students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines critical to NASA’s missions.
For more information about this competition, visit http://education.ksc.nasa.gov/esmdspacegrant/SystemsEngineering.htm