The 2008 NASA Tech Briefs “Create the Future” Design Contest, presented by SolidWorks Corp., opens for entries on July 7. The seventh annual contest welcomes innovative design ideas in the following categories: Machinery, Equipment, and Component Technology; Consumer Products; Medical; Safety and Security; Transportation; and Sustainable Technologies.

The Create the Future contest awards a Grand Prize of $20,000 and six First Prizes (one for each category) of Hewlett-Packard workstations. All qualified entrants receive a Create the Future Design Contest T-shirt.

The contest is co-sponsored by COMSOL Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and National Instruments. So, exercise your imagination, demonstrate your design and engineering skills, and share your best ideas for new products. Visit www.createthefuturecontest.com for official rules and to submit your entry.

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