Enrichment Opportunities


NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia is inviting students in grades K-12 to draw, paint or design what’s next in science, aeronautics, and exploration in the 2023 NASA Langley Student Art Contest. The contest is open to all children grades K-12 attending public, private, parochial and homeschools who are residents of the United States.

Contest Theme and Inspiration: Big things are brewing at NASA. We’re filled with excitement over the launch of uncrewed Artemis 1, the first major step in a series of Artemis missions that will take humans, including, for the first time, a woman, to the Moon and eventually on to Mars. We’re also getting closer and closer to zipping across the sky with the completion of the X-59 QueSST, a passenger aircraft that will zoom from one side of the continent to the other at supersonic speed, but with a sonic “thump” that’s only about as loud as a car door closing. And last, but certainly not least, we’re readying to launch a satellite instrument that will give us critical information about the very air we breathe. Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution, or TEMPO, will collect hourly daytime measurements of air pollution over North America and provide data that could, in the hands of certain decision makers, make everyone breathe a little easier. So with these major innovations in space technology, aeronautics and Earth science in mind, we’re asking you to think big, allow your creativity to bloom and help us imagine “what’s next?”

DEADLINE: The Art Contest submission period begins December 1, 2023 and concludes on December 31, 2023 at midnight EST.


How do Virtual Tournaments work?  Virtual Tournaments are face to face competitions, not tests. Students or teams join the meeting in our WebEx Vritual Tournament room and converse with the Host. The host shares a screen with the gameboard and calls on competitors to select a category. There is live scoring where students input their answers. The live scoring site has a timer and a box below it to input your answer. When the timer runs out, the host tells the answer to the question and calls on a copetitor to select the next category.  The tournament covers many topics with word problems, puzzles, and some basice computation and usually has 15 or more questions. The competition is over in an hour and winners are announced live on Facebook. 

Our Virtual Tournaments listed below are open to all public, private and home schools, clubs or organizations. Parents may register students for our events if the school is not participating. You may register for A Tournament Series which will give you access to all tournaments- this is a great way to save on registration.  Grade 3-8 students who score in the Top 10 of our Individual Virtual Tournaments qualify for our Top 10 Tournament.