14 October 2010

Optimus Prime Spinoff Award Contest

Deadline: Register before 12 November 2010; Submit videos before 31 December 2010.
Description: NASA and Hasbro, the maker of Transformers, are teaming up to highlight spinoffs, technologies developed by NASA that are transformed into things that are used daily. Spinoff examples include water purifiers, medical imaging software, or fabric that protects against UV rays.

To enter students make a three to five minute videos on a selected NASA spinoff technology listed in the 2009 Spinoff publication. Videos must demonstrate an understanding of the NASA spinoff technology and the associated NASA mission, as well as the commercial application and public benefit associated with the "transformed" technology.

For more info: visit the Optimus Prime Spinoff Award website at http://ipp.gsfc.nasa.gov/optimus. Questions about this contest should be directed to Darryl Mitchell at Darryl.R.Mitchell@nasa.gov.