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NASA Means Business

About NMB 2007

The Help NASA Needs

Preliminary Round: Fall 2006

Finalist Round: Spring 2007

Who May Participate

Why Science and Math Education Is Important to NASA

Program Amendments

 

 

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Burke O. Fort
fort@mail.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-7225
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8752

 

 

ABOUT NASA MEANS BUSINESS

NASA NEEDS YOUR HELP!

NASA wants to use its Moon/Mars Exploration program to convince middle and high school students to study math and science. It is looking for fresh, new ways to do this from university students (like you?) representing both the traditional "space disciplines" PLUS some not normally associated with space exploration, like:

 
  • Business/Finance
  • Communications/ Radio-TV and Film
  • English/Literature
  • Fine Arts/ Performing Arts
  • Graphic Arts/Animation
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  • Journalism
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Sociology/Psychology
  • Survey Research
  • Other similar disciplines
  • Win Cash and Road Trips to NASA

    NASA Means Business Student Competition 2007 has two rounds - one in the Fall 2006 semester and the other in the Spring 2007 semester.

    During the Fall 2006 semester, you will assemble a team of your college student colleagues to prepare and submit a proposal describing your ideas about how NASA can better promote science and mathematics education among middle and high school students, as well as the general public.

    If your proposal is selected from those received, your team will compete in Round 2 against four other Finalist Teams to develop a NASA STEM Education Promotion Plan, highlighted by your digital video, print and Internet productions to showcase your promotional strategy. ("STEM" stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.) Each of the five Finalist Teams will receive:

    • A cash award of $1,000, and
    • An invitation and travel expense award to "behind-the-scenes" visits at both the Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    In addition, if your team is chosen as the Grand Prize Recipient, you will be invited to present your work to senior officials at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.


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    NASA intends to use your work

    NASA plans to incorporate innovations from your work into its emerging strategic communication strategy and evaluate it against other leading concepts being developed for NASA-TV and elsewhere.

    WANT TO KNOW THE DETAILS?

    Check out the links to the left . . .