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2015 Solicitation for MESA Community College Lab Experience Program

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the 2015 solicitation for the “MESA Community College Laboratory Research Experience”.

Objectives:

  • Encourage and prepare students in associate degree programs for advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees and careers and
  • Increase participation of underrepresented minorities and females in STEM

Target Audience of Solicitation:

  • California MESA Community College Programs seeking to collaborate with universities
  • California MESA Engineering Programs seeking to collaborate with MESA Community College Programs
  • All California universities seeking to collaborate with MESA Community College Programs

Proposals are due on Friday, May 1st. Click here for solicitation.

New NASA Scholarships–Apply by 3/31/15

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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California Space Grant Wins New NASA Community College Award

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. Continue reading

“Amazing Space” Family Science Night Application for Middle Schools

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce support for two “Amazing Space” Family Science Night activities at local middle schools. This event is designed to engage and inspire students and their families in space and science and is conducted by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. During this event, participants explore hands-on activities based upon stars, galaxies, constellations, the solar system, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and space travel. The California Space Grant will support up to two middle schools for this activity. Continue reading

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships Announced

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers to contribute to the goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future.

Fellowships will be awarded as training grants and will be up to $74,000 per year including student stipend and allowances for faculty advisor, visiting technologist, health insurance, tuition & fees.

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing advanced degrees directly related to space technology;
  • U.S. citizens OR permanent resident aliens of the U.S.;
  • Has a bachelor’s degree;
  • Enrolled in a full-time master’s or doctoral degree program at an accredited U.S. university in fall 2015; and
  • Meets one of the eligibility profiles described in the Table of Eligibility Profiles on Page 6 of the solicitation.

Due Date: November 13, 2014.

Solicitation: Please click here.

California Space Grant & Partners Complete Three Community College Projects

The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) and its affiliates and partners completed three programs involving Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) community college students in university research, preparing them for careers and advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and increasing diversity and inclusiveness in CaSGC programs. These were held in the spring and summer of 2014 in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. Click here to learn more.

Boeing Info Session @ UC San Diego: April 29, 2014

The UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Corporate Affiliates Program and the California Space Grant Consortium invite students to attend an info session:

“Careers in Next Century Structures Design Engineering”

Speaker: Susan Paish, Chief Engineer of Structures Design, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5-7 PM

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