Outreach activities are those that communicate the experience and knowledge that you and your team members personally gained by competing in NMB2008. Simply put, explain what you got out of participating in the program. Your outreach audiences should be groups of people (rather than single individuals) and may include those in the university community, local schools, community leadership and the public at large.
IMPORTANT! This means that your Team Outreach Plan is not the same thing as your NASA Intellectual Property Promotion Plan and its Internet Solution.
Teams are encouraged to apply a great deal of originality in the design of their proposed outreach activities. In past programs, teams have undertaken a broad range of activities, including real-time and videotaped presentations, interactive CD programs and mall kiosks.
In your proposal, you should provide an overview of your Team Outreach Plan. For maximum point value, it should include:
- Team's objective in its outreach activities,
- Description of the audience(s) targeted for outreach, and
- Specific plans for activities.
You can strengthen your Team Outreach Plan by incorporating:
- Specific plans and details (e.g., names of schools, museums, etc., you plan to visit),
- Creative and/or innovative approach for delivering activities, and
- Letters or agreements from institutions that have accepted your request to address their constituencies.
If selected as an NMB2008 Finalist Team, you will be expected to implement your Team Outreach Plan as a part of your competitive effort, and will be judged on how well you actually carried out that effort. Of course, any team that begins its Outreach Plan implementation during the Fall Semester will increase the likelihood that it will be selected as a Finalist Team.