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Jim Romeo is a freelance writer based in Chesapeake, VA. Send e-mail about this article to DE-Editors@digitaleng.news.

Evaluate Testing Services

Ultrahigh Temperature Scanning Probe. Image courtesy of NIST.

Consider more than cost when choosing a testing service provider partner. There are numerous considerations when evaluating a testing service and laboratory.

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Challenge Launches STEM Skills Into Space

A UCLA student with a liquid fuel rocket. Image courtesy of Base 11.

The STEM skills challenge will feature annual competitions where students reach milestone achievements during the development of liquid-fuel rockets, including design, static testing and smaller popup innovation challenges.

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Base 11 Challenge Launches STEM Skills Into Space

A UCLA student with a liquid fuel rocket. Image courtesy of Base 11.

The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1 million prize for a student-led university team to design, build and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 km (the Karman Line) by December 30, 2021.

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Students Disrupt Worlds of Aviation and Astronautics

David W. Levy is the director of Technology at Sierra Nevada Corp. and the chair for the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee. We spoke to him to better understand the competition.

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Students Walk the Innovation Talk

Image courtesy of Jim Romeo/ National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Rini Paiva is the vice president, Recognition and Selection, for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. We spoke to him to learn more about the Collegiate Inventors Competition.

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