Student Opportunities

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Current Opportunities

The Your Place in Space Challenge is a CTE Momentum challenge to create new solutions for space. The U.S. Department of Education invites high schools to submit entries that demonstrate a product or service that will contribute to space missions and exploration.

How the challenge will unfold

The Your Place in Space Challenge launched on March 21, 2023. In the spring, teachers can browse the resources section to learn more about the space industry and review the submission form to begin planning for submissions. Additional resources may be added throughout the challenge.

When a new school year begins, teachers can work closely with their student teams on their design. Submissions will close on October 30, 2023. Judging will commence in November. Up to 10 winners will be selected and announced in early 2024. Learn more about the selection criteria and awards.

Challenge purpose

This challenge seeks to accomplish the following:

  • Create engaging learning opportunities for students to explore the challenges and opportunities in space missions.
  • Connect CTE programs with a wide variety of space careers.
  • Inspire students to envision and pursue space careers.

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