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Future Engineers 'Think Outside the Box' Challenge
NASA and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers Foundation are challenging students to think outside the box with 3-D printing -- literally. If you are a K-12 student in the United States, your challenge is to design a useful object that assembles, telescopes, hinges, accordions, grows, or expands to become larger than the printing bounds of the Advanced Manufacturing Facility 3-D printer in space (14cm length by 10cm width by 10cm height). Entries must be submitted by Aug. 1, 2016.

One Shared Place' Contest: Educator-Student Videos
AGI is pleased to invite teams of educators and students to enter its new "One Shared Place" contest. Each team will submit a 30- to 90-second original video informing viewers about an outdoor place that is special in terms of geoheritage (natural features, settings, and resources formed over vast periods) and geoscience (the study of Earth systems).

Help NASA Study Mars -- Planet Four: Terrains
Help planetary scientists characterize surfaces on Mars by examining images taken with the Context Camera. The exotic terrains of Mars' south pole have many forms unlike anything on Earth. We would like your help to map where they occur in images taken by the Context Camera aboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.