UPDATES FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017

  • Thank you to the 98 participants who formed 22 teams to make this event a great success!
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING TEAMS: 
    High school-
    - 1st (2K): Trojaneers (Christian Skinner, Alexa Neal, Malle Suenaga, Jacob Markestad, Caden Proudfoot)
    - 2nd (1K): Dougbugs (Danner Cronise, Douglas Maxx, William Freeman)
    - Lean Forward, Fail Smart (1K): Redemption, Inc. (Georgiana Wright)

    College-
    - 1st (3K): The Dream Team (Nick Werline, Franco Camarillo, Nicholas Peterson, James Black)
    - Lean Forward, Fail Smart (1K): Earth Alert (Ran Crump, Leon Kennedy, Patrick Phillies, Michael Houser, William Keershon)

    Professional/Open-
    - 1st (1K): Firewatch (Jason Cuseo, Seth Wahle, Nicolas Hershey, Thuy Pham, Dutch Osborne)
    - Lean Forward, Fail Smart (1K): Gem 'n Eric (Eric Collins, Gem Collins)
  • Best presentation - Knowledge is Power, "You Are My Sunshine", flight for two over Huntsville

    Most complete solution - GTub-19  "Mechanical Tracking System for Tracking a Low Earth Orbit Satellite", airport hangar tour

    Overall winner - The Dream Team "Non-pyrotechnic launch vehicle stage separation", tour of MSFC, present at MSFC to stakeholders, tour of Stennis and RS-25 viewing at winner's expense

  • Special congrats to the three teams - Dougbugs, Gem 'n Eric and HackBama's Project Firewatch - who continued on to the global competition!
  • Click here to view all of the fabulous team project submissions.
  • SPECIAL AGAIN THANKS TO OUR PARTICIPANTS, SPONSORS AND COMMUNITY!!

Updates for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Three days away from Huntsville's first-ever NASA Space Apps Challenge! On behalf of everyone at New Leaf Digital as well as our Space Apps organizing team, we are honored to have this opportunity to facilitate innovation acceleration at this scale.
  • Reminder: Our kickoff party is Friday night! Join us at 5pm for food, drinks, team-building, and a few inspiring speeches: http://www.spaceappsparty.eventbrite.com
  • We've added a couple of new companies who will be participating in the event: Torch Technologies and Northrop Grumman.
  • We've added Booz Allen Hamilton, Torch Technologies, and i3 as paid sponsors of the event. Big thanks to each of these companies for supporting aerospace innovation in Huntsville!
  • We've added several new judges to our judging roster!
  • We've added a couple of new speakers to our speaker panel.
  • NASA is planning to bring some cool exhibits to the event.
  • We've been cleaning the venue and printing signage all week. It will be squeaky clean and well labeled by the time everyone arrives on Saturday!
  • If you have a table/booth at the event and want to drop off your supplies/exhibits a day early, meet us at Huntsville STEAM Works on Friday between 1-5pm.
  • Keep telling your friends to register! Spread our flyer and tell folks to sign up here: https://2017.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/huntsville

Updates for Friday, April 21, 2017

  • We're now 1 week away from Huntsville's first-ever NASA Space Apps Challenge! We're very excited
  • We've seen a surge of signups over the past few days, and hope the momentum continues. We're now at well over 100 participants, which is fantastic.
  • We've had a bunch of companies sign up to table the event over the past few days, including Boeing, COLSA, Rainspace Computing, and a handful of others.
  • Please keep inviting your friends, colleagues, and peers to attend or participate in this event!

Updates for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  • We've added a bunch of companies as "participants" of this event, which is to say that they'll be coming to table the event, talk about their products and services, and offer their help as mentors and resources. These companies now include Harman, i3, Women Who Code, GEO Huntsville, H2L Solutions, and AdTran. We're talking to another 50 or so aerospace companies.
  • We got some great TV coverage today from WAAY. Space Apps co-organizer Danielle Hart sat down with a reporter at WAAY and gave her the rundown on the Space Apps Challenge.
  • New Leaf Digital's Executive Director, Toni Eberhart, made an announcement about the Space Apps Challenge on IHeartRadio.

Updates for Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • We've added three new prizes to the website:
    • Tour of NASA MSFC

    • Lunch with MSFC Center Chief Technology and present design/work to MSFC Center Chief Technologist, Engineering Directorate Managers, or Challenge Owner

    • Tour of NASA Stennis Space Center (Mississippi) to see an engine firing and a tour of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans (trip at challenge winner's own expense)

  • We've confirmed Harman as a company who will be tabling the event.

  • We've added a new community challenge: Non-pyrotechnic Separation and Deployment Mechanisms

Updates for Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • We confirmed Tony Lindeman, Senior Systems Engineer at Jacobs ESSSA, as a judge for the event. Tony has over 30 years of project management, systems engineering, business analysis, and operational military experience while supporting the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, academia, and commercial industry.
  • Media agency Media Fusion will be bringing their "Oculus Rift Chair" for experiencing the launch of SLS to the event. The company today also became a financial sponsor for the event. We're grateful to have them on board.
  • Aerodyne Industries became a financial sponsor of the event. We're grateful for their support!