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Contest: Scientist for a Day

scientist for a dayDeadline: Oct. 26, 2011. Level: Grades 5-12.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently announced the new Fall 2011 Cassini Scientist for a Day essay contest.

The contest is open to all grade 5-12 students in in the United States. Students work alone or in groups of up to four students. They write an essay of up to 500 words about one of three possible imaging targets (Saturn’s moons: Hyperion; Rhea & Titan; or Saturn) and justify their choice as to which would potentially yield the best science.

Winners are invited to participate in a teleconference with Cassini scientists and engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The contest meets national science and English education standards. All entrants receive a certificate of participation. The contest deadline is noon (Pacific Time) October 26, 2011.

Inquiries about the contest should be sent to: scientistforaday@jpl.nasa.gov

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