Special to the Times Vedette

Future Engineers is offering contest opportunities to students of all ages. The first opportunity is Power to Explore Radioisotope Power Systems. This contest is open to K-12 students. Sign up for the challenge (it’s free), learn about nuclear “batteries” that power space exploration, and dream up a new space mission. Everyone who submits an entry will be able to attend a virtual event with NASA. Applicants are also eligible to win a trip to NASA and a NASA prize pack. Teachers can sign up an entire class. For more information, go to http://rps.nasa.gov/stem/power-to-explore. Entry deadline is Feb. 9.

The other STEM opportunity is Battelle Climate Challenge. This is open to students in grades 9-12. Submit an entry and you could win a $5,000 STEM grant, a trip to the Climate Resilience Conference in Washington, D.C., and a sustainable prize pack. Sign up for the challenge, develop a proposed action to help build a more resilient community at: www.futureengineers.org/battelleclimatechallenge. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 2.