HOW to Participate

Letter of Intent (Due: Friday, November 7, 2003)

We request that a non-binding Letter of Intent to propose be delivered to us by 4:30 PM (Central Time), Friday, November 7, 2003. Any legible submission, including by e-mail (, 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 the Supervising Faculty Member.

While submission of a Letter of Intent is not required, it is strongly encouraged so that we may prepare adequately for the proposal review process. If you wish to submit a Letter of Intent after November 7, please do so (before the proposal deadline).

Proposal (Due: Friday, November 21, 2003)

Via e-mail attachment (, an electronic copy of your proposal must be in our possession by 4:30PM (Central Time), Friday, November 21, 2003. In addition to responses to the requirements set forth elsewhere in the Competition Guidelines, a proposal must include:

  • 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).

  • Two or more candidate PSA storyboards and descriptive materials setting forth the target audience(s) for each, as well as the strategy for communicating the intended messages to each target audience.

  • Team Outreach Plan

  • A brief description of the student team's academic department(s); existing brochures and announcements may be included;

  • A brief description of the department's course curriculum and how the NASA Means Business Student Competition would be employed to enhance it; and,

  • 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.

AT YOUR OPTION and by above deadline set for receipt of electronic proposals, you may submit your proposal in writing by sending ten (10) copies to:

Mr. Burke O. Fort
ATTN: NASA Means Business Student Competition 2004
Texas Space Grant Consortium
3925 W. Braker Lane, Ste. 200
Austin, Texas 78759


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Last Modified: Mon Aug 23, 2004