National NASA Student Challenges

Student Challenge icon -- A white square with a black border, showing the words "Student Challenge" above an astronaut holding a clock next to icons representing a telescope, a drone, a rover, a testing meter, a beaker and flask, and a notebook. NESSP’s student challenges program brings our STEM education expertise to educators and students across the United States. Challenges center around a specific scientific topic or NASA mission and create opportunities for educators to participate in NESSP-provided professional development and for students to work together in teams to tackle STEM topics. LEARN MORE!

Upcoming events

Checkpoint challenge MO-02 — Map development
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Checkpoint challenge MO-05 — Yeast ID card
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Checkpoint challenge — “Wing it like Winglee!”
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Final submissions
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