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 Innovations STEM Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 15, 2018

Description: LGS Innovations has established a scholarship program to assist full-time undergraduate (junior or Senior level) or graduate level students who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited STEM program and seeking a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to six (6) awards will be granted, three of which will be awarded to children or grandchildren of LGS Innovations full-time employees.

Opportunity: CIRES Graduate Student Research Award Program
Deadline: February 23, 2018

Description: CIRES supports a Graduate Student Research Award program to promote student scholarship and research excellence. The goal of the program is to recognize the scholarship and merit of CIRES’ outstanding graduate students. Any current Ph.D. student that is formally supervised by a CIRES Fellow or CIRES Researcher is eligible for this one-time award opportunity. Prospective graduate students are not eligible to apply.

Opportunity: Call For Papers – 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention
Deadline: June 30, 2018

Description: Presentations for the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention are invited dealing with all matters (science, engineering, politics, economics, public policy, etc.) associated with the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by June 30, 2018 to: The Mars Society, 11111 West 8th Avenue, Unit A, Lakewood, CO 80215 or via email to: abstracts@marssociety.org.

Opportunity: Project Mars International Art And Film Contest
Deadline: August 31, 2018

Description: Early career professionals and college students are invited to submit a poster or short film to the Project Mars International Art and Film Contest. Entries should creatively envision what astronauts may experience when traveling to Mars. A sustainable crew presence in deep space will require the best of NASA, our international partners and the private sector. Therefore, the agency is studying its deep space gateway concept with U.S. industry and space station partners for potential future collaborations. Entrants should imagine this journey as part of their film or poster submissions. The winning short film will be selected by a team of film industry judges including Gareth Edwards, director of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The winning poster will be chosen by a graphic design team of judges including Joshua Grossberg, creative director of the McCann New York advertising agency.