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NASA’s 2023 Big Idea Challenge

The Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIGIdea Challenge is one of NASA’s premier engineering design competitions engaging universities in NASA’s Mission to develop space exploration technologies for the Moon.

Airport Cooperative Research Program

The FAA-sponsored Airport Cooperative Research Program’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs provides an outstanding opportunity for individual students or student teams working under the guidance of faculty advisors to design solutions to real-world issues addressing our nation’s airports and the National Air System.


NASA’s RASC-AL Competition 2023

The 2023 RASC-AL Competition Open to teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students studying fields with applications to human space exploration, NASA’s RASC-AL Competition is an engineering design challenge that allows students to incorporate their coursework into real aerospace design concepts and work together in a team environment. 

University Student Research Challenge 2022

University Student Research Challenge (solicitation NNH21ZEA001N-USRC) seeks to challenge students to propose new ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics.  USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and with the challenge of raising cost share funds through a crowdfunding campaign. 



NASA iTech is seeking small businesses to present their innovative ideas to NASA chief technologists and industry experts at a virtual event that focuses on solutions in two challenge focus areas that are relevant to NASA and have broad applicability in commercial markets: “Low-Cost Photovoltaic Arrays for Space” and “Recycling for Optimum Space-Age Logistics.” The window for applications to present at the 2022 NASA iTech Focus event is open now through Feb.



Description of Challenge: The Deep Space Food Challenge seeks to create novel food production technologies or systems that require minimal inputs and maximize safe, nutritious, and palatable food outputs for long-duration space missions, and which has a potential to benefit people on Earth. 


NASA’s TechRise Student Challenge: 6-12th grade

Announcing NASA’s TechRise Student Challenge

NASA is initiating a new competition for the 2021/2022 school year, asking student teams to design, build, and launch experiments on suborbital rockets and balloon flights. 

The NASA TechRise Student Challenge will start accepting entries August 18,

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Expoplanet Watch- A New Citizen Science Project

Dear Astronomers,

We are writing to invite you and your students to participate in Exoplanet Watch, a new exoplanet citizen science project funded by NASA’s Universe of Learning and led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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‘NASA STEM Stars’ — Soar Into STEM With Aerospace Engineer Dr. Andrew LindAudience: Students Ages 13+Event Date: April 7 at 2 p.m. EDT
“NASA STEM Stars” is a webchat series that connects students with subject matter experts to learn about STEM careers and ask questions about STEM topics. Join “NASA STEM Stars” for the first in a series of webinars focusing on 

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