• The Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) and New Explorations in Information and Science (NEXIS) Research Lab is thrilled to be hosting an International Space Apps Challenge event this year. The event is open to the entire Syracuse and Central New York community, and will take place at the iSchool (Hinds Hall). Join us as we bring together talented students, faculty and staff, and community members to create tools to advance the future of space exploration.

    Here are the challenges we'll be working on together:

    Extend the functionality of the Spot the Station site that allows you to share your sightings of the International Space Station with others.

    Expand the online presence for the NASA GIRLS program to mobile and/or tablet platforms.

    Design a CubeSat for an upcoming Mars mission.

    Share the “why” of space exploration through the creation of compelling narratives and visualizations.

    Extend the functionality of ArduSat – an open satellite platform based on Arduino.

    Share the story of NASA’s economic impact in a new and compelling way.

    Rethink how people interact with space data in new and meaningful ways.

    Develop a way to incorporate the power of a Leap Motion device in space exploration. (More details TBA. Syracuse is one of a limited number of sites that will be part of this challenge.)

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Leap Motion Open ROV Controller for Europa



    • Syracuse University School of Information Studies
    • LeapMotion


    Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool)Map it
    Hinds Hall (iSchool)
    Syracuse, New York
    United States





  • The following projects were worked on at Space Apps Challenge Syracuse: