Houston, TX - Science teacher Alisha Rewinkel and students Cassidy Schlitter, Macie McCall, Emily Kuhlman, Tyler Gefaller, Makenzie Rolph, and Seth Watson will compete in the 2018 Space Settlement Design Competition from March 22-26, 2018.
The NASA Space Settlement Contest is an annual design competition for 6-12th grade students sponsored by the NASA Ames Research Center and the NSS (National Space Society). This contest is open to students ages eleven through eighteen from anywhere in the world. Individuals compete as individuals or part of a team in two categories, in teams of up to six students, and in teams of seven or more students.
The goal of this contest is to have students learn about science and teamwork while working on projects to develop space settlement designs. Students submit a report about their designs to NASA Ames, and the reports are judged by aerospace professionals. Awards are given for artistic and literary merit as well (Wikepedia, 2018).