Wheels and Reels: Two Science Competitions

Two science competitions for students are going on now:

RASC-AL Lunar Wheel Design Competition

The RASC-AL (Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage) Lunar Wheel Design Competition is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math at an accredited US-based university. Foreign students or universities can participate as members of a U.S.-led Team. A group of universities may also work in collaboration on a design project entry. The deadline for project plan submission is December 16, 2012.

NASA’s REEL Science Communication Contest

Interested in creating a science video? Are you between 13 and 18 years old? Are you a resident of the US? If so, this may be the contest for you. High school-age students are invited to produce a video communicating Earth Science to younger students. Winners will have their videos posted on NASA’s website and will get the opportunity to be a NASA producer working with NASA scientists and communication experts in July 2013 to produce an Earth Science feature video. Consider submitting a two-minute video to the NASA’s REEL Science Communication Contest by February 15, 2013.