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 a 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 at the closure of our CIS 2017 Conference Day.

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.

By creating your team and integrating engineering, art, architecture and science you will create your own model. Your team can focus on prototyping your Emerging Technology project or Colony Design. REGISTRATION COMING IN MAY

Lunch is included for Student Teams, Lead Teachers, and registered chaperones. 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. Winning teams and Lead Teachers will receive complimentary entrance to our annual Space Cowboy Gala.

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 3 categories for a project: 3D Model, 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
    • 3D Model may be no larger than 20" (W) 36"(L)20"(H). Presented as slides, animation or blueprints.

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 or 3D model, 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.

Virtual International Competition

Cities in Space is proud to hold its first International Competition.  Students will present on video category only for Colony Design and Emerging Technology. Teams will have the opportunity to stream our conference and present to their fellow International STEAM Space competitors.  Winners will be acknowledged at our awards presentation. To register please click this link CIS 2017

INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION. Registration limited to teams outside of the USA.

 

 

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 the 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 the 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

Example of one of last year's winners: CIS 2016 winner - Dallas Science and Engineering High School

 

Space World™ is an algebra-focused simulation game that teaches students about the rocket industry and humanity's future. Unlock the secrets of the cosmos by answering quadratic functions and linear equations.

 

Additional Information and Presentation Planning

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 the audience and then presenter.  Our goal is to have each team visited by two judges. If a team is not able to participate at the conference, prior arrangement for set up can be made for a 3D model as well as video and may be delivered for presentation a week prior to the conference.

As Cities in Space is a supporter of Project Based Learning and Social and Emotional Learning, we celebrate diversity and encourage teams to fully explore their choice for presentation topic. Focusing on culture and ideology, preservation of history, architecture or the pursuit of the arts for a thriving colony are completely acceptable topics.

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; Emerging Tech, and are given at Middle School and High School Divisions. Honorable Mention is recognized.

Students are required to have their signed Media Waiver and Honor Code upon entrance to the conference or prior via email.

Winners of the competition are presented awards during the conclusion of our conference day.

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.

Judges:

Dot Swanson, Aviation and Aerospace Professional & Former CFO of Johnson Space Center

Natally Mendez, STEM Outreach Program Coordinator at UT Austin

Machiavelli Davis, Founder at Prophase Biostudios

Janet Jedynak, Defense & Space Professional

Janet Ivey, Founder and CEO of Janet’s Planet

Artemis Westenberg, President and Co Founder Explore Mars

Jeff Smith, Material Control Analyst Ball Aerospace

Cities in Space Schedule

November 10, 2017. Austin, TX.

Held in the grand ballroom at the

 Marriott Renaissance Hotel at the Arboretum.

The 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
 9:30 Art Dula: Heinlein Society
10:00  Break with snack for CIS students
10:30 Daniel G Benes Science Show
10:50 - 11:05 Student set up for Forum A
11:05 – 12:00 Forum A Presentation / Forum B as Audience with Judges
12:00 Lunch for CIS Students
12:50 – 1:00 Aiofe Van Linden Tol, Explosion Artist share from ESA /  ESTEC Netherlands
1:00 – 1:20 Jeff Smith with Ball Aerospace: Music in Space
1:20 – 1:35 Students set up for Forum B
1:40 – 2:35 Forum B Presentation / Forum A as Audience with Judges
2:45 – 3:10 Morgan Irons: Deep Space Ecology LLC Founder & Chief Science Officer
3:15 – 3:40 Bernard Foing: European Space Agency Chief Scientist & Senior Exploration Officer
3:40 – 3:55 Snack time for CIS Students
 4:00 – 4:20 Janet Ivey: Founder and CEO Janet’s Planet
4:20– 5:00 C. Barton Bolfrass introducing Awards Presentation and Photo Shoot
5:00– 5:15 Closing and Dismissal

Speakers

Art Dula

 

Daniel G Benes

 

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Janet Ivey

 

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Jeff Smith

 

Aiofe Van Linden Tol

 

Morgan Irons

 

Bernard Foing


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