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STEM Artemis Week

NASA STEM: Join Artemis Week

NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is hosting Join Artemis Week as part of its back to school social media efforts beginning September 14 through September 18. Resources and opportunities for students of all ages will be shared each day to inspire them to engage with NASA’s Artemis program. Educator webinars are also scheduled in English and Spanish that will feature Artemis content that align with national STEM education standards. For more information follow @NASASTEM on Twitter or visit: http://stem.nasa.gov

Relevant URLs: 

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/10-ways-to-join-artemis.pdf

https://stem.nasa.gov/artemis

Additional Details:

OSTEM, as part of our back to school social media campaign has an Artemis focused week where we aim to push content that is all Artemis and how students can engage with us. Since back to school looks very different this year, we developed “Join Artemis Week” which takes place between September 14 to 18 where we are sharing Artemis-focused opportunities for students and educators. Each day features a new opportunity to get involved with Artemis or how to share/educate Artemis. 

Monday, September 14

Join the NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for two webinars.

SLS, Artemis and Mars 2020 Presented in Spanish at 4:30 p.m. EDT

STEM Resources for the Artemis Generation at 6 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, September 15

On Tues., Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. EDTNASA STEM Stars will host a special episode featuring Deputy Certification Manager Dr. Pedro Lopez. Learn about the importance of humans returning to the Moon and how Artemis I will take them there. Dr. Lopez will answer questions about pursuing careers in STEM during this interactive event for students ages 13 and up.

Wednesday, September 16

STEM Next Opportunity Fund Million Girls Moon Shot Release 

Thursday, September 17

Artemis Student Challenges are foundational learning opportunities to prepare students, to engage in Artemis-focused challenges that align with mission needs. We want you to be involved! Ever wonder what a good challenge proposal looks like? Watch the conversation on YouTube with the Minority University Research Education Project and the Artemis Student Challenge leads see how you can help shape the future of space exploration!  

*BonusTuesday, September 22

Webinar for NASA’s Museum Alliance Members which will feature the HEO Artemis Toolkit and OSTEM resources.  

the 2021 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) invite undergraduate and graduate student teams to participate in the 2021 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge.

Design, build and test off-world water extraction prototypes.

   
   

The 2021 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge seeks proposals from eligible teams of undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. to design and build prototype hardware that can extract water and assess subsurface density profiles from a simulated off-world test bed to advance critical technologies needed on the surface of the Moon and Mars.

Up to 10 teams will be selected to receive $10,000 to build their proposed concept. Finalist teams will travel to NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, VA* during the summer of 2021 to participate in a multi-day competition where the universities’ prototypes will compete to extract the most water from an analog environment simulating lunar and Martian surfaces, while using system telemetry to distinguish between overburden layers (i.e., prospecting) and create a digital core of the various layers. 

For full competition details, including design parameters, testing environment, and submission guidelines, please visit the RASC-AL Special Edition Website: http://specialedition.rascal.nianet.org/.

Interested student teams and their faculty advisors should submit an online Notice of Intent by October 1, 2020 and a detailed project plan proposal by November 24, 2020.

We invite you to view the NASA feature story announcing the 2021 Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge: “Moon to Mars Ice and Prospecting Challenge Aims to Break Through More than Just Ice

If you have any questions, please contact the RASC-AL Program Team: rascal@nianet.org.

 

 

2020 Virtual Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition

2020 Virtual Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition
Celebrating 10 years!
OCTOBER 14-15, 2020
CALLING ALL UNIVERSITES!
GRAND PRIZE MONEY: $10,000.00

On October 14-15, 2020, the Florida Venture Forum and the Florida Venture Education Foundation, will virtually host the 10th Annual Statewide Collegiate Start-up Competition to coincide with the 13th Annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference. Previous university competitors have secured over $20 Million in funding to date! The Florida Venture Forum is now calling on universities throughout the State of Florida to bring their selected candidate to compete before a panel of investor judges and to be this year’s grand prize winner!
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the competition, Space Florida will award $10,000.00 as part of its Accelerating Innovation (AI) Award, to the winning university competitor.
Upon competitor selection by each participating university there will also be an Executive Summary form to be filled out which will be included in the conference app and available to all attendees. Participating universities will be asked to submit their selected competitor’s 5-minute PowerPoint/mp4 file presentation to the Florida Venture Forum before the final cutoff date of October 2, 2020. Each student’s pre-recorded presentation will be shown on October 14-15, 2020 at scheduled times throughout the day.

Looking forward to hearing from the “BEST OF THE BEST” representing Florida’s finest universities! Contact Pat Schneider, Vice President of the Florida Venture Forum, for more details pat@flventure.org or 813.335.8116.

Participating universities will be asked to make a small donation* to help defray the cost of hosting this event. See below for payment options and benefits:

*$750 Entry fee includes the following benefits:
• Registration for up to 10 viewers
• Competitor gets to pitch in front of a virtual audience of active angel investors in an experiential learning environment
• Participating universities will be marketed throughout the virtual conference and on all digital marketing materials
• All university viewers can attend breakouts, keynote, and all programing associated with the early stage capital conference
• Potential for participation in the 1:1 investor/presenter meetings

*$1500 Entry fee includes the following benefits:
• Registration for up to 20 viewers
• Competitor gets to pitch in front of a virtual audience of active angel investors in an experiential learning environment
• Participating universities will be marketed throughout the virtual conference and on all digital marketing materials
• All university viewers can attend breakouts, keynote, and all programing associated with the early stage capital conference
• Potential for participation in the 1:1 investor/presenter

Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) 2021 Academic Innovation Challenge

Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) 2021 Academic Innovation Challenge

https://spacegrant.org/xhab/
Proposals Due Date: April 24, 2020

Description

The Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) 2021 Academic Innovation Challenge is a university-level challenge designed to develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with universities. It has been organized to help bridge strategic knowledge gaps and increase knowledge in capabilities and technology risk reduction related to NASA’s vision and missions. In 2016, the X-Hab Challenge scope was formally extended to include other areas of Exploration Systems as well as habitation topics. The competition is intended to link with senior- and graduate-level design curricula that emphasize hands-on design, research, development, and manufacturing of functional prototypical subsystems that enable functionality for space habitats and deep space exploration missions. NASA will directly benefit from the challenge by sponsoring the development of innovative concepts and technologies from universities, which will result in novel ideas and solutions that could be applied to exploration.

The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Division will offer multiple awards of $15k – $50k each to design and produce studies or functional products of interest to the AES Division (see Section 3.2, Moon to Mars (M2M) X-Hab Proposal Topic List) as proposed by university teams according to their interests and expertise. The prototypes produced by the university teams (examples of which are shown in Figure 1) may be integrated into existing NASA-built operational prototypes. Universities interested in participating will submit M2M X-Hab proposals, which will be reviewed by technical experts; subsequent down-selection will determine which projects will be funded. M2M X-Hab university teams will be required to complete their products for evaluation by the AES Division in May 2021. Universities may form collaborations to perform as a single distributed project team.

Students in the Critical Path
The M2M X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge has a unique approach to student involvement, in that the student team is placed in the NASA mission critical path for the product or technology that they develop alongside NASA researchers. Teams are required to go through a series of NASA-standard assessments as other NASA engineering products, including a System Definition Review (SDR), a Preliminary Design Review (PDR), and a Critical Design Review (CDR). With this approach, NASA is putting a great deal of responsibility on the students. This in turn gives the students a bigger stake in the development of space technologies that likely will form the basis for future systems and technologies that will be flown in space.

Eligibility
Proposals will be accepted from faculty who are U.S. citizens and currently teach an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited engineering senior or graduate design, industrial design, or architecture curriculum teaming course at a university affiliated with the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, or other US accredited university. Multidisciplinary, multidepartmental, and/or multi-institutional teaming collaborations are highly encouraged.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges, and other minority-serving educational institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. Proposals from women, members of underrepresented minorities groups, and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

NANOGrav Science Meeting at at the Univ. of Central Florida, March 4-6, 2020

NANOGrav, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves, seeks to detect and characterize low-frequency gravitational waves from distant supermassive black-hole binaries and other sources, through long-term (decades) high-precision timing of an ensemble of millisecond-period pulsars distributed across our Galaxy; the same pulsar-timing datasets also produce supplementary science that ranges from the properties of neutron stars and the content of the interstellar medium, to the nature of relativistic gravity. In the week of March 2-6, the NANOGrav collaboration will be holding a student workshop at UCF on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd March, and a science meeting on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th (half-day) of March

The NANOGrav collaboration holds twice-yearly collaboration meetings. Scientists in attendance will include students, postdoctoral researchers, and senior personnel from across the U.S. and Canada. The meeting’s program consists of presentations and discussion sessions representing the group’s research, training, and outreach goals. NANOGrav seeks to detect and characterize low-frequency gravitational waves from distant supermassive black-hole binaries and other sources, through long-term (decades) high-precision timing of an ensemble of millisecond-period pulsars distributed across our Galaxy; the same pulsar-timing datasets also produce supplementary science that ranges from the properties of neutron stars and the content of the interstellar medium, to the nature of relativistic gravity.

The Student Workshop and Science meeting are both open to interested participants not currently in NANOGrav, but registration is required! Please check out the meeting information and register as soon as possible, at the links below.

Meeting information: http://nanograv.org/meetings/nanograv-spring-2020/

Meeting Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKpnBRtw44Lk5Yx8SfdVYdhZKzMgS9ubKwJhtApkJUiOzpgw/viewform

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