Participation is limited to students and/or employees and organizations affiliated with the Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) listed in the NASA MSI Exchange
. The Exchange includes Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Native American-Serving Non-Tribal Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Predominantly Black Institutions. Both students and/or employees of MSIs are encouraged to apply. Cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations are welcome. Submissions from any institution not listed on the NASA MSI Exchange will not be accepted.
NASA is committed to increasing engagement with MSIs through this competition in order to bring in more diverse perspectives and talent to help address the pressing challenges related to wildfires and climate change. Participants from all backgrounds are urged to apply their expertise to develop innovative solutions that leverage NASA capabilities in this important area. For this competition, some aspect of existing NASA capabilities, assets, or resources must be utilized within your proposal.
Each submittal to the Wildfire Climate Tech Challenge will have two components, a 5-page white paper (includes cover page), and a 2-to-3-minute video. Submittals that do not contain both components will be disqualified.