Join RWIW and OPTIMUS PRIME for a new challenge ...

The RWIW Program Team at the National Institute of Aerospace wishes to thank NASA for its support through its K-12 CAN Grant Award and the James Webb Space Telescope team for providing the inspirational lens through which students were introduced to the art of engineering.

Sharon Bowers, Program Manager,
Shelley Spears, Principal Investigator,
Shannon Verstynen, Project Coordinator,

Continue to build in a virtual world environment by joining us at the NASA Goddard OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Challenge!

Like OPTIMUS PRIME, NASA technologies are inspired by space.  They are among us, right now, in forms that you may not recognize.  And like OPTIMUS PRIME, NASA Spinoff technologies work to save lives and protect our planet.

OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Challenges include:

1) Video Contest (grades 3 - 12)

Students will produce a video showcasing an original NASA Goddard technology, one of its spinoff technologies, and a student-designed unique spinoff.

2) InWorld Design Challenge (grades 6 - 12)

The best student videos will be invited to further develop their concepts in a virtual world environment using 3D modeling and simulation skills guided by university engineering students.

The best of each category will be eligible for prizes!

Student Designs  

These designs were submitted by students during the RealWorld phase of past RWIW Challenges.

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