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THE Two for the Crew CHALLENGE

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YOUR CHALLENGE IS TO COMBINE TWO PIECES OF ISS CREW EQUIPMENT INTO ONE

What equipment do astronauts use on the International Space Station? How can you combine the function of two of these items into one? If you are a K-12 student in the United States, your challenge is to create a digital 3D model of an object that serves TWO functions on the International Space Station. Your design must be intended to be 3D printed and used in two different ways. The winning TEEN design will be 3D printed on the International Space Station and the total volume of filament used to print the TEEN winning design can be no more than 50 cubic centimeters. It’s time to double up on your creativity to design a solution – good luck!

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3D MODELING CONCEPTS

MASS AND VOLUME

Judging criteria, dates & prizes:

We play by the rules! Be sure to review the contest rules and design guidelines before you start. Otherwise your entry may be disqualified or receive lower scores.

Program dates

Challenge Launch

21

September

Entries Close

19

December

Semifinalists Announced

06

February

Finalists Announced

19

February

Finalist Interview

02

March

Winners Announced

14

March

JUDGING CRITERIA

JUNIOR CRITERIA

40

Points

Usability of the Design by International Space Station Crew

20

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Creativity of the Design

20

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Quality of the 3D model and compliance with the DESIGN GUIDELINES

20

Points

Communication of your concept, supporting research, and/or design process

TEEN CRITERIA

40

Points

Usability of the Design by International Space Station Crew

20

Points

Creativity of the Design

20

Points

Quality of the 3D model and compliance with the DESIGN GUIDELINES (Max volume of filament used for 3D print = 50 cubic cm)

20

Points

Communication of your concept, supporting research, and/or design process

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Future Engineers is an online education platform that hosts national innovation challenges for K-12 students. Future Engineers' inaugural 3D space challenge series, sponsored by the ASME Foundation with technical assistance from NASA, was created as a joint commitment to the White House Maker Initiative. The series has produced historic achievements including the first student-designed 3D print in space. Future Engineers received a 2016 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education and was named a Breakthrough Award winner by Popular Mechanics in 2015. All challenges are offered free for student/classroom participation and are aligned with STEAM and Maker education.

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