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. Challenges culminate in events at regional hubs around the U.S., with top teams earning visits to NASA centers such as Johnson Space Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Kennedy Space Center, Ames Research Center, and the Jet Propulsion Lab.
- News for Crews — Mission Advisor workshop January 4, 2022 - Are you a Mission Advisor for a ROADS on Icy Worlds team? Join us Friday, January 7, for a Mission Advisor workshop. We'll meet on Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
- News for Crews — Welcome to ROADS on Icy Worlds! December 23, 2021 - Welcome to ROADS on Icy Worlds, crews! In our first team newsletter, we have quick updates on our holiday hours, supply shipping, and our upcoming Mission Advisor training.
- End of year news — ROADS registration deadline and NESSP office closure December 21, 2021 - ROADS on Icy Worlds registration ends the night of Tuesday, December 21. Please also note that the NESSP offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, into the new year.
- Got questions about the Icy Worlds challenge? Q&A on Monday! December 8, 2021 - Want to learn more about our ROADS on Icy Worlds Challenge? Join us Monday, December 13, 1:30–2 p.m. (Pacific Time) for a Q&A with NESSP staff on Zoom.
- News for Crews — Mark your calendar for ROADS on Asteroids results!! 🗓 August 27, 2021 - IT'S FINALLY TIME. Mark your calendars for the ROADS on Asteroids Top Teams announcement. Results will be posted to the NESSP website on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, when it strikes 12 o'clock noon in Seattle.
- ROADS on Mars mini-challenge winners — Mission Patch February 17, 2021 - We are very pleased to announce the prize-winning teams of the Mission Patch mini-challenge.
Detailed program information
The next ROADS challenge will launch in autumn 2021! Stay tuned to our communications array for announcements.