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California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC)

In 1988, Congress passed the National Space Grant Act to establish a National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. NASA accepted the Congressional mandate to manage this higher education program, designed to provide activities that increase the understanding, assessment, development, and utilization of aerospace resources and to expand the educational, scientific, and research base of all aerospace-related fields. The CaSGC is one of 52 consortia (representing every state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia) that administer programs in three areas of university and NASA concern: research, education & workforce development, and public outreach (click here for national link). The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is the lead institution for the CaSGC. The CaSGC is part of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department at UCSD and provides the administrative leadership for the CaSGC.

News & Events

NASA Education Opportunities

January 29th, 2015

Click here to view NASA Education opportunities.

New NASA Scholarships–Apply by 3/31/15

January 13th, 2015

NASA has announced three new scholarship and research opportunities for FY 2015:

  • Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP)
  • Aeronautics Scholarship Program–Undergraduate
  • Aeronautics Scholarship Program–Graduate

These are competitive year-long opportunities focused on students in eligible NASA STEM disciplines.

Students Must:

  • Be U.S. Citizens
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Be pursuing a STEM discipline (please see below for MUREP and Aeronautics disciplines)

Funding:

  • Up to $9,000 per student will be paid toward tuition
  • Stipend of $6,000 for summer internship
  • Up to four years funding per student

Due Date for Applications:

  • March 31, 2015

Please click here for the official NASA link and how to apply.

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This Week @ NASA

January 7th, 2015

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Undergraduate Engineering Seminar-1/21/15

January 5th, 2015

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce our Undergraduate Engineering Seminar Series, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities, internships and important information about careers in Engineering. Our next seminar in the series promises to provide students with valuable information as they pursue an education in Science and Engineering.

Upcoming Seminar will be Wednesday, Jan. 21  @ 3:00PM

Speaker: Danee Kenyon, B.S. Aerospace Engineering, UCSD

Where:  UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Rm. 2512, Henry G. Booker Room

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NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications (Through December 15, 2014)

December 9th, 2014

Are you a community college student interested in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) career?

Start your journey now by working on projects and sharing ideas with NASA engineers, scientists, and your peers from across the nation! Read the rest of this entry »

California Space Grant Wins New NASA Community College Award

December 3rd, 2014

The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) is pleased to announce it has won an award in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program Competitive Opportunity for Partnerships with Community Colleges and Technical Schools.

Over the next two years the CaSGC will be working with 12 California community colleges to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) preparation and provide a bridge opportunity for 300 community college students to study STEM fields at the university level. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Undergraduate Experience at USC

December 3rd, 2014

University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering announces the 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE.) This REU program allows students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Read the rest of this entry »

NASA OPENS CUBE QUEST CHALLENGE FOR LARGEST-EVER PRIZE OF $5 MILLION

December 2nd, 2014

Registration now is open for NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge, the agency’s first in-space competition that offers the agency’s largest-ever prize purse. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

December 1st, 2014

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at USC

NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS)…

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)…

NASA Kennedy Space Center Pre-Service Teacher Institute (PSTI)…

Caltech’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)…

2013 Helicopter/UAV Program (CTSGC)

Rock On! 2013 Rocket Workshop (CSGC)

SNC Dream Chaser Intern Position (Sierra Nevada Space Systems)

2013 International Space Apps Challenge (NASA)

2013 NASA Academy


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Beyond Earth Orbit with the Orion Spacecraft

November 17th, 2014

The Orion team invites museums, schools, and home school families to participate in an interactive webcast featuring Lockheed Martin engineer Joe LeBlanc.  You may view the webcast as an individual at your personal computer or set up audio visual equipment in your museum or school for a large group to participate. Read the rest of this entry »

Contact Information

California Space Grant Consortium
California Space Grant Consortium
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0411
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411 USA
Tel: 858.822.1597
Fax: 858.534.7840

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