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NASA and NIA invite you and your students to participate in the 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge! The BIG Idea Challenge is a university-level design competition sponsored by the Game Changing Development Program (GCD) within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, and managed by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA).
NASA is partnering with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) on the CubeSat Challenge. Do you have an idea that could advance the state of current CubeSat technologies and payloads and demonstrate applications that may benefit any of the USSOCOM missions? Propose new or innovative CubeSat payload technology/use concepts that can be demonstrated to support USSOCOM missions within 12-24 months. Opportunity opens on August 15th and closes October 18th
Engineering New Mexico leads the college’s outreach programs in the areas of professional development, STEM programs, and Engineering Business Assistance.
One of our signature programs is the WERC Environmental Design Contest, a unique event that brings industry, government, and academia together in the search for improved solutions to environmental challenges.
Since 1991, the Design Contest has been held annually at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, drawing hundreds of college students from throughout the United States and around the world. Student teams design solutions for real-world problems and develop fully operational bench-scale models of their developed technologies.
Throughout the multi-day contest, participating teams present their work through a conference-style poster session, and both written and oral presentations, which they showcase along with the bench scale model before a panel of environmental professionals who serve as judges for the contest.
Following the contest, participating teams are provided copies of the judges feedback. Many universities use the WERC Environmental Design Contest as part of their capstone design courses. For participating universities, this feedback has become an important part of ABET accreditation. Additional information on ways we believe the contest correlates to ABET requirements can be seen here: ABET Design Contest.
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future. This call for graduate student fellowship applications solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. Selected applicants will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. In addition to his or her faculty advisor, each Fellow will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged researcher who will serve as the student’s research collaborator. Students must submit their applications electronically through NSPIRES and are due by 6 PM ET on November 2, 2017. The second phase of the solicitation requires an application submission by the university where the selected student will be enrolled for the fall 2018 term as a full-time graduate student (as specified in the NSTRF18 solicitation).