NASA SPACE APPS
The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. This year we have 40 challenges and 25 projects from last year’s Space Apps that support NASA’s mission directorates in five themes: Earth Watch, Technology in Space, Human Spaceflight, Robotics and Asteroids. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and 100+ local organizations.
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Each year the foundation organizes a Game Design Summit for kids towards the end of summer break.
Building a game requires mastery of the topic. This stimulates the young gamers and challenges them to ‘gamify’ an otherwise difficult scientific topic.
The awards ceremony celebrates the creativity of these young game makers. Shifting K12 student energies towards social good with inherited technologies.
This is an extraordinary safari into the ever complicated maze of future careers. The foundation brings together employers, educators, students, and parents for a ride through the S.T.E.M. careers ahead.
Simplify the future career-scape for parents/caregivers to be able to connect the dots and etch a mental pathway to attain their children’s future career aspirations. This event touches a statewide audience to open their minds to an entourage of dream careers ahead.
Educational STEM competitions supported by the foundation:
- US FIRST (FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY) :
- FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION (FRC)
- FIRST TECH Challenge (FTC)
- FIRST Lego League (FLL)
- Jr. FIRST Lego League (Jr.FLL)
- KISS INSTITUTE OF PRACTICAL ROBOTICS
- Aerial Robotics Challenge
- NATIONAL STEM VIDEO GAME DESIGN CHALLENGE