Young scientists and artists compete to send crystals into space

May 18, 2018, Madison, WI — Each year, students across Wisconsin compete to grow the largest, highest-quality crystal or to produce innovative crystal-inspired art in the Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition. This year marks the fifth year of the contest, and the second year students could win a chance to work with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the sole manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, to send crystals into space for further experimentation. Event organizers announced six student space contest winners and 12 others who placed in the competition, at the May 18 awards ceremony.