New resources for high school space projects: bringing space missions to students #Space #CubeSat

CTE Mission: CubeSat, a U.S. Department of Education national challenge, invites high schools to bring space missions to students by designing and building CubeSat prototypes — in the classroom or at home. Students need more opportunities to make, break, and learn by doing. Designing and building a CubeSat prototype in this challenge will offer students a firsthand opportunity to learn valuable skills for future careers.

Discover resources to create engaging learning experiences

The challenge offers teachers and students access to virtual educational resources — including recommended reading, videos, and class activities — for starting space projects. To participate in CTE Mission: CubeSat, form a team and submit a mission proposal by October 16. No in-person collaboration or prior experience with CubeSats is required. 

Compete for $25,000 and additional in-kind prizes

Up to five finalists will be selected to build CubeSat prototypes and plan flight events in Phase 2, which runs from January to May 2021. Each finalist will receive an equal share of the $25,000 cash prize pool as well as satellite development, hardware, and software kits. Challenge sponsors include Arduino, Blue Origin, Chevron, EnduroSat, LEGO Education, Magnitude.io, MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, and XinaBox.

Learn more about this opportunity for high schools and submit your mission proposal at ctemissioncubesat.com.

About the author:

Mahala Pagán is an Engagement Manager at Luminary Labs, a New York-based strategy and innovation firm that has been contracted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education to administer CTE Mission: CubeSat. Read more about this contract and other challenges at edprizes.com.

 


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