A CU-Boulder engineering lab is joining with YouTube and other sponsors to bring aspiring engineers’ ideas to life through a contest aimed at launching the best space experiments designed by teenagers.
Any teenager around the world can enter the YouTube Space Lab contest (note the deadline for entries is Dec. 14) by creating a video describing their proposed experiments and submitting it to YouTube.
BioServe Space Technologies, a NASA-funded center at CU-Boulder that has provided educational opportunities for hundreds of thousands of K-12 students over the last few decades, will turn the winning proposals into flight-ready experiments that can be launched safely and conducted on board the International Space Station.
Two global winners will be selected from the entries by a panel of judges that includes Stephen Hawking, two NASA administrators, astronauts from the European and Japanese space agencies, and Cirque de Soleil founder Guy Laliberte. For more information, go to www.youtube.com/spacelab.