The AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee holds a national middle school essay contest for 7th and 8th graders every year. See the flyer below for the topic and awards this year. Please share this flyer with your local middle schools.If your local section wants to participate this year, please notify Anthony Shao (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Erica Rodgers (email@example.com) by emailing them your Section Name, Officer POC Name, Email, Phone number.
To participate, each section is responsible for selecting one 7th grade winner and one 8th grade winner, and notifying the SSTC Essay Contest chairs (Erica and Anthony) by the deadline. The SSTC will fund the national awards and is responsible for evaluating all the winners from the local sections and selecting the national winners. The local sections are not expected to fund local prizes but it is highly encouraged. Here is the timeline: