The NASA Means Business Student Competition program invites undergraduate and graduate students to employ their skills to help NASA articulate the contributions of space exploration to everyday life.
This year's challenge is: Help NASA to increase the number of corporate researchers, university researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors who utilize the Nation's investment in spaceflight to grow their investments in knowledge and commerce.
Specifically, participating teams will compete by designing and preparing a NASA Spaceflight Promotion Plan and illustrative flagship promotion projects including a fully implemented Internet Solution with a 20-second promotional video and other concept design/media elements.
We are particularly interested in teams with a wide range of capability, including the traditional engineering and natural sciences students as well as advertising, marketing, communication, radio-television-film, journalism and other similar professions. And, we strongly encourage teams from underrepresented institutions, and teams that include students from underrepresented institutions, to submit proposals!
Finalist teams will receive cash awards and behind-the-scenes tours of both the Johnson Space Center in Texas and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Members of the Grand Prize team will also be flown to Washington, D.C., to present their work to NASA Headquarters officials.
The Competition Guidelines are posted at: http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/nmb/
The NMB 2008 poster may be downloaded at: http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/nmb/nmb08_poster.pdf