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COMPETITION GUIDELINES
Proposals Due: November 22, 2002

2003 Grand Prize Recipient Announced!

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university?

Are you interested in making a real contribution to NASA's Mars Exploration program? (DO NOT stop here if you aren't in aerospace engineering or one of the space sciences!)

Think you and your friends can do something like this?


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Want to know more?

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

NASA and the Texas Space Grant Consortium are pleased to announce the 2003 edition of its NASA Means Business Student Competition (NMB '03).

During the Fall 2002 Semester, you will assemble a team of your college student colleagues to prepare and submit a proposal according to the guidelines set forth in this web site.

We are looking for teams with members representing both the traditional "space disciplines" PLUS some not normally associated with space exploration, like:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Survey Research
  • Sociology/Psychology
  • Radio-TV and Film
  • Communication
  • Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Other similar disciplines

If your proposal is selected from those received, you will then compete against up to five other Finalist Teams to develop two (2) television Public Service Announcements (PSA) about NASA's Mars Exploration Program and its planned missions to that planet. The main objective of the PSAs is to effectively articulate to the general public the value and anticipated contributions of the space missions that NASA plans to launch to Mars during the next 20 years. (Check out http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov.)

Then, in May 2003, representatives of the Finalist Teams will attend the Fifth Annual NASA Customer Engagement Conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. This Conference will be a forum for:

  • Presenting your teams' work;
  • Interacting with leading NASA, industry and university community "customer engagement" professionals;
  • Receiving status reports on the progress of Mars exploration missions and programs; and
  • Attending a special "behind-the-scenes" tour of the Johnson Space Center.
NASA plans to incorporate innovations from your work into its emerging Customer Engagement mission architecture and evaluate them against other leading concepts being developed for NASA-TV and elsewhere.

All six Finalist Teams will receive cash awards of $1,000, travel grants to the Johnson Space Center for the Conference, and recognition for their contributions to NASA's plans to explore the Red Planet. In addition, an overall "Grand Prize Recipient" will be selected and announced at the Conference.

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NASA Means Business Student Competition 2003 is sponsored by NASA and is administered by Texas Space Grant Consortium.
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