Friday, February 20, 2009

Prize Roundup - February 20, 2009

MATRIX V - MVHE-TARC - This is a Team America Rocketry Challenge team's blog. They're from Twin Falls, Idaho. They're doing a lot of fundraising activities, and have a rocket launch scheduled for Saturday, February 28.

NASA Centennial Challenges 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges - Spaceref:

The 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges are now scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. ... The 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges will be held from April 29 through May 1, 2009. ... The 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges will be held at the Innovative Science and Technology Experimental Facility (ISTEF), Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899.

Innovative Science and Technology Experimentation Facility - Missile Defense Agency

Beam Me Up - NASA Watch pointer to the above Spaceref press release post

Unreasonable rocket making update - RLV News

Adler, ComEd Challenge Students to Shoot for the Moon With Essay Contest - Spaceref:

ComEd and the Adler Planetarium today announced the Third Annual Shoot for the Moon essay contest. This year, high school students are asked to write an essay about a teacher who has inspired them to "shoot for the moon" and succeed in science. The student with the winning essay will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Space Camp in Alabama, and - new this year - the winner's inspirational teacher will also win their own weeklong trip to adult Space Camp.

NASA / USA TODAY No Boundaries Project and Student Contest - Deadline May 15, 2009 - Oregon Space Grant Consortium's Educational Resources Blog:

NASA has teamed with USA TODAY Education to create the “No Boundaries” project and national student competition. This project is designed to help students explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and learn more about NASA.

No Boundaries National Competition - Prizes:

1st Place Individual/Student Group (max 4) - $2,000Teacher/Coach/Sponsor - $500
2nd PlaceIndividual/Student Group (max 4) - $1,000Teacher/Coach/Sponsor - $500
3rd Place Individual/Student Group (max 4) - $500Teacher/Coach/Sponsor - $500

Winners also receive free VIP passes to a shuttle launch and may be asked to present their project to NASA officials.

Consumer Reports Comes on Board As Official Safety Testing Partner - Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE blog

Automotive X Prize deadline draws near - LA Times blog