The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline is a collaborative K-12 education effort serving students, teachers, and their diverse communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

ROADS on Mars

ROADS on Mars is a team challenge for grades 3–12. The challenge follows in the path of the Mars 2020 rover and focuses on guiding students in understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey.

Upcoming ROADS events

January 2020
February 2020
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Registration for the ROADS on Mars Student Challenge is open!


Late (academic year) registration

We’re pleased to keep registration open through Thursday, January 16, 2020, for many of our hubs.

Academic year registration has closed for

Some hubs have reached capacity. Registration closed on December 17, 2019, for the following:

  • New Mexico
  • Montana

Summer program registration

Registration for summer programs is currently open. The registration deadline will be announced in 2020.

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Ground control to UW campus — Seeking campus-savvy volunteers for lunar mission

Have you, too, heard the call of space and wondered how you can respond? NASA’s Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP), headed by Washington NASA Space Grant and based out of Johnson Hall, invites you to join us on our next mission — to the moon. On Friday, July 19, 2019, teams of middle- …