Abstract & Video
Deadline: January 19, 2017
Abstracts should clearly articulate the innovation and design being proposed, including original engineering analysis planned and/or in progress.
GENERAL ABSTRACT FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS
Teams are responsible for the formatting and appearance of their abstract. Figures and tables must be placed in the file and therefore must be in digital format. Using image file formats that provide acceptable resolution without being huge (for example, please don't use a 1-MB TIFF file when a 250-K GIF file will do) are recommended.
File size cannot exceed 1.5 MB.
5 pages maximum (including figures, tables, and references)
A Cover Page is not required, but if your team chooses to use a Cover Page, it will not count toward the maximum or minimum page limits.
References should be included as an appendix, and will not count toward the minimum or maximum page limits. Appendices are to be used for references ONLY.
Abstracts should be single spaced
Please use fonts common to Macintosh and PC platforms, i.e., Times, Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Arial for text; Symbol for mathematical symbols and Greek letters.
Font size should be between 11 and 12 PT.
ABSTRACT FILES MUST INCLUDE:
Full names of all team members
Faculty/industry advisor’s full name(s)
GENERAL VIDEO FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS
NEW THIS YEAR:
As a part of the abstract proposal submission process, teams will be required to include a 2-minute video. The intent is for the video to augment each team’s abstract proposal by including animation, graphics, or other creative ways of showcasing unique aspects of their proposed concept.
- Videos are limited to a maximum length of 2 minutes
- Videos should be uploaded in MP4 format. Other files will not be eligible for consideration.
- File size is limited to 50 MB
- All of the team members should appear in the video
- Your university name and project title should appear in text at the front of the video
- Do not use music or images which may violate copyright law. You may use images created by NASA.
ABSTRACT EVALUATION CRITERIA
Applicability to Theme Areas (Max – 30 points)
Amount of original and/or innovative approaches with supporting engineering analysis content (Max – 35 points)
Feasibility of mission/concept approach (Max – 35 points)
SUBMITTING THE ABSTRACT AND VIDEO
To upload your abstract and video (.pdf file and .mp4 file), please click on the button below to complete the online abstract submission form. Teams are encouraged to review the Evaluation Criteria to better understand how the Steering Committee will be judging this competition.
No revisions can be accepted, so please proof your abstract and video files very carefully before submission. If there are any technical problems with the content of your abstract or video (for example, your file was corrupted or a URL link was broken), we will try to contact you immediately, so it is very important that you provide us with up-to-date contact information on the submission form.
Dates & Deadlines
|November 8, 2016||Notification of Intent (NOI) deadline|
|November 21, 2016|
3:00 PM EST
|Q&A Webinar for teams|
|January 19, 2017||Deadline to submit abstracts online via abstract upload tool|
|February 3, 2017||Teams are notified of their selection status (1st down-select)|
|March 16, 2017||Deadline to submit Mid-Project Review|
|April 3, 2017||Teams are notified of their selection status (2nd down-select)|
|April 30, 2017|
11:59 PM EST
|Deadline for Online Registration and Payment for the 2017 RASC-AL Forum|
|April 30, 2017||Deadline for Hotel Reservations at RASC-AL Group Rate
Use the group code: RASCAL
|May 15, 2017||Deadline to submit Technical Paper and Oral Presentation|
|May 30, 2017||Team Check-In at RASC-AL Forum|
|May 31 - June 2, 2017||2017 RASC-AL Forum in Cocoa Beach, FL|