• Top Banner Image with NASA logo. The text reads: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Main Home Page Banner image of Optimus Prime, the Transformer.
    Main Home Page Banner graphic. It reads: NASA Goddard OPSPARC - Optimus Prime Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge
  • We found the spark for OPSPARC 2018.

    Congrats to our Winners!

    NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland, is pleased to announce the winners of NASA’s 2018 OPSPARC. You can read the official announcement here.

    The first place winners of OPSPARC 2018 will receive a stipend to visit NASA Goddard for a workshop and awards ceremony to be held in their honor on June 13 and 14, 2018.  Teams finishing in second and third place in their age category are invited to attend the awards ceremony taking place on June 14, 2018, to acknowledge the excellent work they performed on their submissions. As part of the workshop, the first place teams will go on a behind-the-scenes tour and meet with some of Goddard’s top scientists, engineers and technologists.

    WINNERS 2018
  • OPSPARC 2019 Coming Soon!

    New missions will be rolled out in a few weeks. Stay tuned!
  • NASA Spinoffs

    • CHOOSE

      Choose a NASA Spinoff technology

    • DISCOVER

      Discover how this Spinoff improves your world

    • TEST

      Test your innovative thinking to create your own Spinoff that will make your world a better place

    • SHARE

      Share your ideas with NASA through text, images, and videos within a Glogster Multimedia Poster

  • Ready to begin?

    Follow these steps to success.
    • REGISTER to receive design packets to get started
    • INVESTIGATE to help create your own spinoff
    • CREATE & SUBMIT Glogster Multimedia Poster
  • How the challenge works?

    Students will investigate NASA technology and Spinoff technology. To display their research and ideas, students will use a combination of text, images and videos to create a Glogster Multimedia Poster. This poster will be submitted and the student(s) ideas will be shared with NASA.

    Graphic of Project Timeline.
Important dates to note.
November: Challenge Kick-off.
February 20 (Grades 9-12 Only): Glog Deadline.
February 27 (Grades 9-12 Only): 20 Teams Selected for InWorld.
March 5: Glog Deadline.
April: Top 10 Finalists Selected.
April 12 (Grades 9-12 Only): Top 6 Teams Selected.
April 23-30: Public Choice Voting.
April 24-25 (Grades 9-12 Only): Design Reviews
early May: Winners Announced.
June 13-14: Winners Workshops & Celebration at NASA Goddard.

  • Winners From Last Year