Volume: 06, Issue: 08 08/13/2008 
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Mars Phoenix Confirms Water
NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon
Hubble Unveils Colorful Star Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit
Cassini Begins Transmitting Data from Enceladus Flyby

Student Competitions

Check out these contests to keep your students involved in science both inside and outside the classroom.

Samsungís Hope for Education Contest
Students from schools nationwide can write a 100-word essay about how technology benefits and helps education. The top winner receives a grand prize of over $200,000 worth of Samsung technology, Microsoft software, and other prizes. The contest deadline is August 31, 2008.

Please visit the following website for more information:

NASA Aeronautics Competition for High School Students
Any U.S. students enrolled in an accredited high school, secondary school, or home school in the United States or its territories may enter the competition for cash prizes. Each entry must be sponsored by a teacher, parent, or guardian, or other adult mentor associated with the studentís education. A new contest will be listed September 1.

For more information, please visit the following website:

eCYBERMISSION Student Competition
This web-based science, math, and technology competition is sponsored by the U.S. Army. Students in grades 6-9 compete for regional and national awards while working to solve problems in their community. Teams of three or four students identify a problem, formulate a hypothesis, and conduct research and experiments in one of four competition categories.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Internet Science and Technology Fair
The ISTF was created to afford students in grades 3-12 a chance to experience the excitement of researching solutions to real-world problems involving science, engineering, and other technical fields of study. Students primarily use information and communication technology tools to conduct their online investigations.

For more information, please visit the following website:

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