APPLY TO HOST THE VIRTUAL 2021 INTERNATIONAL SPACE APPS CHALLENGE FROM OCTOBER 2-3, 2021!
Space Apps introduces problem-solvers worldwide to NASA’s free and open data. NASA's missions to Earth, our Sun and solar system, and out into the universe all entail gathering data in the pursuit of new knowledge that expands our understanding through new scientific discoveries and help us improve life on Earth. By using NASA data to solve each year’s challenges, Space Apps teams learn about NASA’s data, and share in the creation and application of the knowledge that results.
Space Apps also inspires collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking that fosters interest in Earth and space science and exploration. Our mission is to leverage this interest to encourage the growth and diversity of the next generation of scientists, technologists, designers, storytellers, and engineers.
Space Apps is managed by the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. It is organized in collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mindgrub, SecondMuse, and the NASA Open Innovation Applied Sciences Program.
What is the role of a Space Apps Local Lead? They organize the virtual event for a specific city or town, working to increase awareness and engagement of the 2021 Space Apps Challenge. Whether you are a repeat or first-time Lead, please fill out the full application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
LOCAL LEAD BENEFITS:
Before applying, ask yourself the following questions:
1. Can I invest the time necessary to run this event?
2. Can I source partnerships and volunteers to help make the event possible as needed
3. What other important logistical elements should I consider to make this virtual event a success?
4. How can I increase the number of qualified participants for the event?
While applications will be approved on the notification dates listed, the overall application deadline is July 15, 2021. Please do not wait until the deadline and do not delay your application, or another qualified applicant may be approved in your location. Typically, only one local event is approved per city.
(Please note, this application is for event organizers only. If you want to sign up to participate in a local Space Apps event, stay tuned. Participant registration will open mid-July.)