The ROADS on Icy Worlds challenge opens for registration in autumn 2021. Teams can begin the challenge at any time. Final submissions are due through the NESSP website in April 2022.

Date ROADS Event or Due Date
November 2021 Launch of ROADS on Icy Worlds
November 2021 School-year registration opens
December 6, 2021 (Monday) School-year registration closes
December 10, 2021 (Friday) ROADS on Icy Worlds Challenge Q&A
January 7, 2021 (Friday) Mission Advisor workshop
February 7–11, 2022 Virtual “Meet an Expert” this week
February 18, 2022 (Friday) Optional Checkpoint MO-02 (Map development) due
March 14–18, 2022 Virtual “Meet an Expert” this week
March 18, 2022 (Friday) Optional Checkpoint MO-05 (Yeast ID card) due
April 4–8, 2022 Virtual “Meet an Expert” this week
April 15, 2022 (Friday) Final challenge submissions due
April 15, 2022 (Friday) Optional Checkpoint “Wing it like Winglee!” due
May 2022 Top teams announced