NASA Spinoff Promotion And Research Challenge - OPSPARC

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Winners announcement


NASA Spinoffs come from space and exist among us now, in forms you may not recognize. NASA Spinoff technologies, work to save lives and protect our planet. Now it´s your turn to create new Spinoff inventions from NASA technologies, and share it in a multimedia poster!


Winners will be selected by our judges according to the rubric, which you can find here. The judges´ decisions will be supported by a public glog rating of 1 - 5 stars.

One OPSPARC winner from each age group will have the chance to joinNASA’s OPSPARC team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland for a production workshop and awards ceremony June 28-30.
NASA certificates for all participants.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

How to join & win

  1. Register now with privo
    & get consent
  2. Choose your mission template
  3. Create your NASA spinoff glog
  4. Tag it with #OPSPARC16
  5. Share your glog and get votes

Judging Criteria

We are looking for an out-of-this-world glog that shows a thorough understanding of NASA Spinoff technology, as well as creative analysis of its benefits here on earth. The winning glog will grab our attention with text, images and video, as well as links and citations to resources and research.

Contest Rules and Resources
Create your glog anywhere in the universe with the iOS app Download on the App Store

Winners announcement

The OPSPARC Team Found the Spark

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, together with Hasbro, are pleased to announce the winners of NASA’s 2016 OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (OPSPARC).

Thank you for your participation. Continue to be the Spark!


Elementary Winner

Sophia – found spinoffs at home and school – insulation, advanced smoke detectors and improved radial tires; invented a new coat that uses a hair dryer and solar technology to keep people warmer in the winter

Middle School Winners

Heidi, Katherine, Jasmine and Aubrey – created a compact tent that uses phase-change material to shelter refugees and homeless people.

High School Winners

Jake, Alexander, Isabel, and Issac – created an eco-friendly way to cool buildings using JWST’s sunshield coating

High School Glog and InWorld Winners

Mentors: Brandon Mullins, Matthew C. Conner and Minh T. Ngo Students: Jake Laddis, Alexaner Li, Isabel Wecht and Isaac Wecht

Runner Ups

Jeffrey, Alex and Nathan – developed padding that will analyze your body temperature and will send signals to heat/cool your body

Voting has ended!

Thank you for your vote! There have been over 2000 submissions!

Now it is in the hands of the the NASA judges who will make their final decision and announce the winners on Wednesday, May 11th by 4pm Eastern time.

Thank you for your participation. Continue to be the Spark!


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