Sponsored by CASIS
Welcome to the CASIS Request for Applications
RFA No. CASIS 2015-NDC-2 | RFA Open Date: May 8, 2015 | Applications Due: June 12, 2015
The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory is a one-of-a-kind research platform that is now available for student research via the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). CASIS has developed a pilot program titled, the CASIS National Design Challenge (NDC), which is a research competition, that facilitates authentic student research and experiment design with selected experiments being sent to the space station.
The Massachusetts Life Science Center will utilize this amazing STEM platform to sponsor the Space Station STEM Challenge for middle school students. Teams will compete to design, build and send their own original research experiments to the International Space Station in the spring of 2016. While on orbit, data from the experiment will be collected and stored for students to analyze.
CASIS and its industry partners, NanoRacks, Texas A&M University, and SparkFun Electronics, will assist the teams in experiment and engineering design and payload integration by providing resources, technical training and support.
Applicants should follow the step-by-stop process below to ensure an easy, efficient submittal process.
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