NASA's Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge

NASA is inviting students in grades 5-8 to participate in the 2nd Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge. The challenge uses real-world scenarios that meet science and mathematics content standards. Students can participate in a formal, informal or home-school setting.

Teams of up to six students will design a water recycling system for the unique environment of the moon. Teams will then test their system on a simulated wastewater stream. Proposals and results are due Feb. 28, 2011.

The winning teams will be announced in May 2011. The top three teams will receive awards. The first place team will receive an expense-paid trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. During the winning team’s visit to Kennedy, students will gain firsthand knowledge about NASA’s missions, receive behind-the-scenes tours of NASA’s launch facilities, and learn about future aerospace and engineering careers.

For more information and contest rules, please visit

Download a copy of the Design Challenge flyer.

Questions about the challenge should be directed to Jay Garland

3 thoughts on “NASA's Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge”

  1. This is good opportunity for students to express their talents and for the good of the environment.

    A very good initiative.

  2. Question: Are the proposals made by the participating teams open for public viewing?

    Answer: I suggest you direct your question to Jay Garland by clicking on his name in the post.

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