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HOW and BY WHEN to Participate

Letter of Intent (Due: December 3, 1999)

A non-binding letter of intent to propose must delivered to us by 4:30 PM (Central Time), Friday, December 3, 1999. Any legible submission, including e-mail (to: fort@mail.utexas.edu), is acceptable so long as it contains the name and mailing address of the academic institution(s) and department(s) involved; name, phone number and e-mail address of the Team Leader (must be a student); name, title, telephone number and e-mail address of Supervising Faculty Member; and a brief, one-paragraph description of your team's professional orientation and/or focus (e.g., business administration, public administration, entrepreneurship, marketing, public policy, communications, engineering, etc.).

Proposal (Due: Friday, January 14, 2000)

Fifteen (15) paper copies of your written proposal must be in our possession by 4:30PM (Central Time), Friday, January 14, 2000.

In addition to responses to the requirements set forth elsewhere in the Competition Guidelines, a proposal must include:

  1. A cover page containing the title of your proposal, school name and address, name of Team Leader with e-mail address and phone number, name of Supervising Faculty Member with e-mail address and phone number, and names of all other team members with their roles and academic levels (if students).

  2. A short (up to 300 words) summary of your proposal.

  3. Proposed Customer Engagement Plan

  4. Supplemental Information

    1. a brief description of the student team's academic department(s); existing brochures and announcements may be included; departmental plans, strengths, laboratories and other relevant facilities, and any working arrangements with other universities or organizations that may relate to the project should be described;
    2. a brief description of the department's course curriculum and how the NASA Means Business Student Competition would be employed to enhance it;
    3. a listing of supporting faculty and other personnel, including those teaching related courses, those available to students for consultation, and department heads; include brief biographical material and technical/professional publication citations;
    4. an indication of the departmental and institutional commitment to your team's participation in the NASA Means Business Student Competition program, such as a letter of endorsement from the university president, college dean, and/or departmental chairperson;

Send your proposals to:

   Mr. Burke O. Fort
   ATTN: 2000 NASA Means Business Student Competition
   Texas Space Grant Consortium
   3925 W. Braker Lane, Ste. 200
   Austin, Texas 78759

Finalist Teams Announced (Friday, January 28, 2000)

The six (6) 2000 NASA Means Business finalist teams will be announced on Friday, January 28, 2000.

Customer Engagement Conference and Announcement of Winning Team (May 23-25, 2000)

The NASA Customer Engagement Conference is tentatively scheduled for May 23-25, 2000, and is to be held at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Outreach Program Competition (Friday, June 23, 2000)

The Outreach Program may start at any time (including prior to proposal submission) and must be completed on or before Friday, June 23, 2000.


2000 NASA Means Business Student Competition is sponsored by NASA and is administered by Texas Space Grant Consortium.


Last Modified: Fri Oct 01, 1999