These are STEM or Space related opportunities that are currently available to residents of Colorado. Please see linked web pages for additional information. Not everyone will qualify for these opportunities. We are not affiliated with any of the organizations offering these opportunities and inclusion here is not an endorsement of any company or organization.


Opportunity: LGS STEM Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 18, 2019

Description: For the third year running, LGS Innovations is making available $5,000 scholarships to college juniors, seniors, or graduate-level students who will be enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited STEM program in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics during the 2019-2020 school year. In order to qualify, applicants must also have a 3.5 (or above) grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Six (6) awards will be granted, up to three (3) of which will be awarded to children or grandchildren of LGS Innovations full-time employees who meet the qualifications listed above.

Opportunity: Mars Colony Prize
Deadline: March 31, 2019

Description: The Mars Society is holding a special contest called The Mars Colony Prize for designing the best plan for a Mars colony of 1000 people. There will be a prize of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second and $2500 for third. In addition, the best 20 papers will be published in a book – “Mars Colonies: Plans for Settling the Red Planet.” The contest is open to all people from every country. You can work alone or as part of a team. Each contestant will need to submit a report of no more than 20 pages presenting their plan by the deadline.

Opportunity: Help Name Five Newly Discovered Moons Of Jupiter!
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Description: In July 2018, Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard announced the discovery of 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter—11 “normal” outer moons, and one that he called an “oddball.” This brought Jupiter’s total number of known moons to a whopping 79—the most of any planet in our Solar System. Now you can help Sheppard and his co-discoverers select the names for five of these newly announced moons! Jupiter Moons must be named after characters from Roman or Greek mythology who were either descendants or lovers of the god known as Jupiter (Roman) or Zeus (Greeks).

Opportunity: 27th Annual Frank J. Redd Student Competition
Deadline: April 16, 2019

Description: The student competition provides students with the opportunity to share their work on small satellite concepts and missions. Awards are given to competition finalists presenting at the Small Satellite Conference. Papers may be presented on relevant study and research related to small satellites, their systems and subsystems, mission concepts and related infrastructure. Participation is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline at an accredited college or university.

Opportunity: Artists Inspire Astronauts Contests
Deadline: April 30, 2019

Description: NASA is looking for established artists who are U.S. citizens and at
least 18 years old to show off their creative vision of what the future
of human space travel and exploration looks like. Any style and 2D
medium is fine, as long as you can send a digital copy for NASA to print
and hang. Winning art pieces will be hung in the crew quarters at Kennedy Space Center, where astronauts will embark on historic missions to the International Space Station, the Moon, and beyond!

Opportunity: Humans In Space Youth Art Competition
Deadline: April 30, 2019, 11:59 US CT

Description: We are calling on the generation who will take the next giant steps into space. If you are between 10-18 years old, help shape ideas for the future of space exploration with the international Humans In Space Youth Art Competition. Create artwork that is musical, literary, visual or video that expresses your ideas and inspiration for a new generation living, working and doing science on the Moon. What will it look like, sound like, and feel like? Winning artwork selected by an international panel of artists, scientists, teachers, engineers and astronauts will be displayed through a worldwide tour, beginning with a kickoff event in the Vortex Dome in Los Angeles, California in August 2019. The first place visual and literary artworks will receive $250 US, and the first place video and musical artworks will receive $500 US.