• 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
  • The 2016-2017 Challenge has closed.

    Congrats to our winners!

    Winners were selected by NASA personnel using the OPSPARC Rubrics
    and have been invited to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in June for the winners workshop and celebration.

  • Grades 3-5

    Team 2 Glog thumbnail
    Hydro Electric House
    Sienna, Carolyn, Olivia & Mila
    Fidalgo Elementary School
    Anacortes, WA

  • Grades 6-8

    Team 1 Glog thumbnail
    Thermawing Greenhouse (Thermabed)
    Alexa & Ellie
    The Hamlin School
    San Francisco, CA

  • Grades 9-12

    Team 1 Glog thumbnail
    Microshutter Array Fiber Optics
    Nick, Erik, Atherton & Hays
    Baylor School
    Chattanooga, TN
    Watch their final InWorld presentation here

  • Public Choice Voting Results

    Here are the top three in each category chosen by the public
    who will be recognized for this honor by NASA.

  • Top Glogs Grades 3-5
  • Team 9

    Team 9 Glog thumbnail
    Solar Powered Phone Charger
    Abigail
    R.E. Thompson Intermediate School
    Tuscumbia, AL

  • Team 8

    Team 8 Glog thumbnail
    Piezoelectric Transducer
    Aarush, Joseph & Sawn
    Kenrose Elementary
    Franklin, TN

  • Team 2

    Team 2 Glog thumbnail
    Hydro Electric House
    Sienna, Carolyn, Olivia & Mila
    Fidalgo Elementary School
    Anacortes, WA

  • Top Glogs Grades 6-8
  • Team 1

    Team 1 Glog thumbnail
    Thermawing Greenhouse (Thermabed)
    Alexa & Ellie
    The Hamlin School
    San Francisco, CA

  • Team 3

    Team 3 Glog thumbnail
    Carbon Nanotube Air Pollution Filter
    Preston
    James Cashman Middle School
    Las Vegas, NV

  • Team 10

    Team 10 Glog thumbnail
    Intelligent Optical System
    Madison
    James Cashman Middle School
    Las Vegas, NV

  • Top Glogs Grades 9-12
  • Team 2

    Team 2 Glog thumbnail
    MotoVest
    Joseph, Ashley & Jacie
    South Sevier High School
    Monroe, Utah

  • Team 6

    Team 6 Glog thumbnail
    Lattice Structure
    Ethan
    Engineering and Science University Magnet School
    Hamden, CT

  • Team 9

    Team 9 Glog thumbnail
    New Telescope
    Ryland, Nathanial, Max & Garrett
    Lyman High School
    Longwood, FL

  • 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. October: Challenge Kick-off. November: Glogster Opens. February 10: Glogster Closes. February 17 (Grades 9-12 Only): 20 Teams selected for inWORLD. March: Top 10 Finalists Selected. April: Public Voting. April 14 (Grades 9-12 Only): Top 5 Teams Selected. April 25 - 27 (Grades 9-12 Only): Design Reviews. May: Winners Announced. June: Winners Workshops & Celebration at NASA Goddard.

  • Winners From Last Year