Volume: 04, Issue: 10 01/11/2006 
Madison County Career Academy Team #1 from Huntsville, Ala., gets over an obstacle to take first place in the 12th Annual "Great Moonbuggy Race" at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Image credit: NASA/MSFC.
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Two children enjoy Space Camp.  Image credit: NASA Ames Research Center (NASA-ARC).
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Other Articles in This Issue:
NASA's Topex/Poseidon Oceanography Mission Ends
There's More to the North Star Than Meets the Eye
NASA Administrator Honors Katrina Heroes
NASA Prepares for Return of Interstellar Cargo
 

Challenge Your Students with Some Competitions

Aerospace Education Foundation's Space Camp Scholarship Contest
30 students and 3 teachers have an opportunity to win scholarships to space camp this summer. The scholarship is open to all students grades 4-12. To qualify, students must compose an essay and create a Mission Patch that incorporates space exploration with important elements of his or her life.

For more information please visit the following website:
http://www.space-explorers.com/grants/spacecamp.html

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Great Moonbuggy Race
Students are required to design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems that are similar to problems faced by the original Moonbuggy team.

For more information please visit the following website:
http://www.nsta.org/main/calendar/event_detail.php?event_ID=3673

Engineering: Improving Our World Essay Contest for Students
Due January 20, 2006, students write, in 500 to 1,000 words, how they think engineers have improved and continue to improve the world.

For more information please visit the following website:
http://www.nsta.org/main/calendar/event_detail.php?event_ID=4244

NASA Exploring Space Challenges for Students
Students have four different missions to choose from, each of which challenges them to embrace imagination and knowledge.

For more information please visit the following website:
http://www.nsta.org/main/calendar/event_detail.php?event_ID=4303

USA Biology Olympiad
Your students may wish to participate in the Biology Olympiad (USABO). The purpose of the event is to select a delegation of outstanding high school biology students to represent the nation at the International Biology Olympiad.

For more information please visit the following website:
http://www.nsta.org/main/calendar/event_detail.php?event_ID=4305

    
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