LaunchPad Challenge

Ages:High School, Undergraduate

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Aerospace Engineering, Biology, Energy, Engineering, Rocketry, Science, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Apr 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Aug 10, 2022 12:01am
America/Los_Angeles

https://phoenixspace.org/academic-competition/%20

The Phoenix Space LaunchPad Challenge offers upper high/secondary school and lower-level undergraduate university students the opportunity to develop and present a creative, idea-based solution to a space science-themed problem. This competition affords students an opportunity to apply their classroom learning and research to solving scientific challenges, leverage creativity, and develop presentation and teamwork skills while connecting to and competing against a global community of like-minded students who have an interest in space science.

  1. Gather Your Crew: Create a team of up to 3 members. You can also compete by yourself. You can also choose a mentor to support your team.
  2. Pick a Topic Area: Decide on an area of focus. You’ll research and define a specific problem within your chosen area, and then develop a solution to that problem.
  3. Register: Head to our website to register. The person who registers the team is considered the Team Leader and will be the primary point of contact for the team during the competition.
  4. Get to Work: Conduct research to identify the specific problem you are going to develop a solution for in the topic area you’ve chosen. Then, start developing your idea-based solution and preparing your initial written entry and a brief video. Full details on how to structure your solution and entry are further down on this page.
  5. Submit Your Entry: Once your work is done, head back to the LaunchPad Challenge webpage and submit your entry. You’ll be submitting a written entry, in PDF format, and a link to a short video created by you and your team. The deadline for initial entries is August 20, 2022.

Entries will be judged and scored by a panel of international academics and scientists based on the following categories; Problem Identification, The originality of the solution, Comprehensiveness of research, Feasibility of the solution, Critical evaluation of the solution, and Effectiveness of communication.
LaunchPad Challenge Awards

Team Award.

All finalist teams will receive cash awards.
Additionally, the grand prize winning team will receive:
  • A one-on-one teleconference with an astronaut, and
  • A one-on-one teleconference with a venture capitalist from Primo Space VC

Website: https://phoenixspace.org/academic-competition/

Managing Organization: Phoenix Space

Contact:

rick@phoenixspace.org

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
The Phoenix Space LaunchPad Challenge is open to those who will be 15 to 19 years old at any point between 30 April and 9 October 2022. Only one entry per person is permitted. A person may not be on more than one team. There is no cost to participate in this competition.

Registration Opens
Apr 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Aug 10, 2022 12:01am
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

The Phoenix Space LaunchPad Challenge offers upper high/secondary school and lower-level undergraduate university students the opportunity to develop and present a creative, idea-based solution to a space science-themed problem. This competition affords students an opportunity to apply their classroom learning and research to solving scientific challenges, leverage creativity, and develop presentation and teamwork skills while connecting to and competing against a global community of like-minded students who have an interest in space science.

Process

  1. Gather Your Crew: Create a team of up to 3 members. You can also compete by yourself. You can also choose a mentor to support your team.
  2. Pick a Topic Area: Decide on an area of focus. You’ll research and define a specific problem within your chosen area, and then develop a solution to that problem.
  3. Register: Head to our website to register. The person who registers the team is considered the Team Leader and will be the primary point of contact for the team during the competition.
  4. Get to Work: Conduct research to identify the specific problem you are going to develop a solution for in the topic area you’ve chosen. Then, start developing your idea-based solution and preparing your initial written entry and a brief video. Full details on how to structure your solution and entry are further down on this page.
  5. Submit Your Entry: Once your work is done, head back to the LaunchPad Challenge webpage and submit your entry. You’ll be submitting a written entry, in PDF format, and a link to a short video created by you and your team. The deadline for initial entries is August 20, 2022.

Criteria

Entries will be judged and scored by a panel of international academics and scientists based on the following categories; Problem Identification, The originality of the solution, Comprehensiveness of research, Feasibility of the solution, Critical evaluation of the solution, and Effectiveness of communication.

Awards

LaunchPad Challenge Awards

Team Award.

All finalist teams will receive cash awards.
Additionally, the grand prize winning team will receive:
  • A one-on-one teleconference with an astronaut, and
  • A one-on-one teleconference with a venture capitalist from Primo Space VC

Participate

Website: https://phoenixspace.org/academic-competition/

Managing Organization: Phoenix Space

Contact:

rick@phoenixspace.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
The Phoenix Space LaunchPad Challenge is open to those who will be 15 to 19 years old at any point between 30 April and 9 October 2022. Only one entry per person is permitted. A person may not be on more than one team. There is no cost to participate in this competition.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Apr 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Aug 10, 2022 12:01am
America/Los_Angeles