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NESciFest Presents: The 2019 Invent-A-Thon

AN INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE TO DESIGN & PROTOTYPE ANTIMICROBIAL 3D PRINTED SOLUTIONS FOR SPACE EXPLORATION USE

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Mankind is accelerating its exploration of space and our universe at an increasingly rapid pace. Manned habitations such as the International Space Station have been in existence for over 20 years now. We are on the cusp of starting to launch manned deep space exploration missions. However, there are many challenges to overcome related to prolonged existence in space stations and transport vehicles to ensure our pioneers are able to live and operate in clean and safe environments. Environments like the ISS can harbour and nuture dangerous bacteria that can be detrimental to humans, where already astronauts experience issues with reduced immune deficiency

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The challenge asks participants to use the latest technologies in high-end Antimicrobial nanocomposites and 3D printing

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Sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library of Medicine

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In Collaboration with NASA Nebraska Space Grant

 

  WHO :               Local and International High School Teams
  COST:               Free!
  WHEN:             October 21st to the 25th, 2019
  WHERE:           Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
  LOCATION:     The University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA

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Two innovation design categories for the competition

AntiMicrobial Medical Devices

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AntiMicrobial Tools & Parts

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