Saturday, March 21, 2009

Student Prize Roundup - March 21, 2009

The 2009 NASA Great Moonbuggy Race at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama approaches. The dates are April 3-4, 2009.

The Praxis Inc Battle of the Rockets - Spring Competition is scheduled for April 4, 2009 in Culpeper, Virginia. The categories are the "Mars Lander" CanSat-like competition, and an altitude competition.

SMART Introduces Lessons That Count Contest - This Week in Ed Tech:

The Lessons That Count contest gives you the opportunity to share your formula for creating and delivering successful, interactive math lessons. By entering this contest, you could win a SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system.

The Conrad Foundation Ushers in Innovations for Lunar Exploration, Personal Spaceflight and Renewable Energy - Space for All

The Conrad Awards Team Blogs site remains very active.

High-flying challenge - Denton High students prepare for national rocketry competition - Denton Record-Chronicle - The rocketry competition is the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

Online Poll for NASA's Mars Rover Naming Contest Opens March 23 - SpaceRef:

More than 9,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades submitted essays proposing names for the rover in a nationwide contest that ended Jan. 25. Entries came from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the families of American service personnel overseas. NASA will select the winning name, based on a student's essay and the public poll, and announce the name in April.

Imagine Cup - "The world's premier student technology competition" - The Competition Categories include Software Design, Embedded Development, Game Development, Robotics and Algorithm, IT Challenge, MashUp, Photography, Short Film, and Design. The 2009 theme is “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today.”