S.T.E.A.M. Space™ Education

Cities in Space 2017

Student Competition and Conference

 

Held on November 10th
 Renaissance Austin Hotel & Conference Center
Austin, Texas

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

 


In your classroom right now sit the future settlers and inhabitants of new worlds.

 
The members and associates of the New Worlds Institute are dedicated to opening the space frontier in our lifetime to everyone. Beyond the boundaries of race, gender, ideological and socioeconomic difference, New Worlds Institute believes in opening this new path to any and all who would like to go. In order to be prepared for the world of Free Space and colonization, the human race must consider what to do once the traveling is over and we have arrived.

Space colonization on other planets, the Moon and into Free Space will require an immense amount of skills and resource but eventually, humans will be born in these colonies and the human race can thrive and multiply in a new world alive with new culture, science and ideologies in the making of great civilization.

The Cities in Space Competition coincides with the New Worlds Conference each fall where student presentations are held. Hosted by New Worlds Conference 2017 this fall in Austin, students come together to present, compete and learn from one another about building a new world beyond Earth and how to create a surviving and thriving community. At Cities in Space when they are not presenting, competing students have the opportunity to listen to speakers during the conference as well as meet scientists, engineers, NASA experts, New Space leaders and astronauts. Students attend a luncheon with designated speakers such as leading scientists, entrepreneurs, researchers and businesses.

In support of STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Education and Project Based Learning, the Cities in Space Competition is about creating a structure that can enable the human race to survive and thrive into a new civilization in space.

For information on the New Worlds Conference go to:  http://newworlds2017.space

 

 

Overview of Cities in Space Student Competition and Conference 2017

Winners of Cities in Space are presented awards and will then present on stage at the closing of Cities in Space to all students and attendees.

Winners will also have their project sent to the surface of the Moon in an upcoming Astrobotic mission! The team's digital work will be sent on an SD card aboard the Peregrine Lunar Lander designed by Astrobotic as part of its goal to win the Google Lunar X-Prize.

By creating your team and integrating engineering, art, architecture and science you will create your own model of your planetary colony. REGISTRATION COMING IN MAY

Lunch is included for Student Teams, Lead Teachers and registered chaperons. Lead teachers and students will also receive free admission to Saturday's New Worlds Conference as well as Lead Teachers will receive one free year of Membership to NWI.

Registration Cost: $25 per team.

  • Suggested Team Size: approximately 10-12 students however, this is only a recommendation and team size is up to the discretion of the supervising teacher(s). Schools may register more than one team.
  • You may choose between 3 choices for location: Mars; the Moon or Free Space. Colonies are based upon the settling human population of 1,000 people with the understanding that this colony is planning on great success and human growth.
  • There are 4 categories for project: 3D Model, Video, 3d Model with Video, and Emerging Technology.  As you choose your location please make sure to research the environment, requirements and data on your chosen location and incorporate the appropriate challenges your colony will face in your model or video

 

Emerging Technology Category

Students who are interested in creating teams focused on innovative technology, supporting off-world colonization, are invited to complete and complement our colony designers. Without our young innovators and inventors, off world settlement cannot thrive. Be it a specialized space suit for a Lunar mining colony or a Martian garden below the surface, these ideas must be supported and presented for our future pioneers to imagine into.

This section will have the same requirements and options as our colony designers. Students may choose to do video, 3D model or both along with a required, written component. Please simply check the Emerging Technology Category on the registration page. Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in this category.

 
 

Work Requirements

High School:  In addition to the colony model students must present a written work with a minimum 10 pages double spaced, which describes the project, the specifications and requirements of their chosen location and what issues they chose to dedicate their time to solving for long-term success of a colony. Some examples of this could be how to grow food, manufacturing of goods and textiles, energy and creating a 100% recyclable community. Other issues could be how to create and sustain a rich civilization in the new frontier such as the arts, education and sports.

Middle School 5 - 8 Grade: In addition to the colony model students must present a written work with a minimum 6 pages double spaced, which describes the project, the specifications and requirements of their chosen location and what issues they chose to dedicate their time to solving for long-term success of a colony. Some examples of this could be how to grow food, manufacturing of goods and textiles, energy and creating a 100% recyclable community. Other issues could be how to create and sustain a rich civilization in the new frontier such as the arts, education and sports.

Useful Resources

Planning with Your Team Starter Guide: Guidelines to help plan your team for the Cities in Space Competition and suggestions for how to get started with the project. http://newworlds.space/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Cities-in-Space-Planning-with-Your-Team.pdf

Database of Technical Resources: A few useful resources and contact information to help inform teams on the technical aspects of this project. These resources are intended to give a basic start, teams will need to do their own research. http://newworlds.space/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Cities-in-Space-Competition-Database.pdf

 

Additional Information

Students are required to sign off under the supervising teacher of their school. This teacher will oversee the project and help the team progress along the way. New Worlds Institute believes in equal opportunity for all and may offer some financial assistance for lower resource schools upon request. This request is available on the registration page.

Students are encouraged to bring their models and videos to the conference for display and presentation. There is an Open Forum presentation section of the conference for students to share their work and answer questions. Plan for a 7 minute presentation time as students and judges will have free movement during this period. There will be two designated Open Forums during the day for students to be audience and then presenter.  If a team is not able to participate at the conference, prior arrangement for set up can be made for 3D model as well as video and may be delivered for presentation a week prior to the conference. Supervising teachers are expected to attend the conference with their team as well as be their support during the presentation period of the conference. Supervising teachers are responsible for the behavior and participation of their team. Student teams are judged by a moving panel of educators, scientists and entrepreneurs in the Commercial Space Industry. Awards are given in four different categories: 3D Model; Video; 3D Model with Video and Emerging Tech, and are given at Middle School and High School Divisions. Honorable Mention is recognized.

Winners of the competition are presented awards and will then present on stage at the closing of Cities in Space to all students and attendees.

Winners will also have their project sent to the surface of the Moon in an upcoming Astrobotic mission! The team's digital work will be sent on an SD card aboard the Peregrine Lunar Lander designed by Astrobotic as part of its goal to win the Google Lunar X-Prize.

 

Cities in Space Schedule

 

November 10, 2017. Austin, TX.

Held in the grand ballroom at the

 Marriott Renaissance Hotel at the Arboretum.

Schedule is subject to change.

8:00 Student registration and exhibit set up in the Ballroom
8:45 Welcome Students from Holly Melear – NW Director of Education
9:00 Welcome from Rick Tumlinson – Chairman of New Worlds
  CIS Speaker #1
9:30 CIS Speaker #2
10:00  Break with snack for CIS students
10:30 CIS Speaker #3
11:00 - 11:15 Student set up for Forum A
11:15 – 12:00 Forum A Presentation / Forum B as Audience with Judges
12:00 Lunch for CIS Students
1:00 – 1:40 CIS Speaker #4
1:45 – 2:00 Students set up for Forum B
2:00 – 2:45 Forum B Presentation / Forum A as Audience with Judges
2:45 – 3:10 CIS Speaker #5
3:15 – 3:35 Awards Presentation and photo shoot
3:35 – 4:00 CIS Speaker #6
 4:00 – 5:00  Winning Student Presentations
5:00 Closing and Dismissal