On Friday, April 18, 2014 the California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) held its Southern California affiliate meeting at University of California, Los Angeles. The meeting was attended by staff from NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, affiliates, partners, and students from the Los Angeles metropolitan area, San Diego, and Sacramento, and CaSGC Headquarters staff.
On Friday, March 28, 2014 the California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) held its affiliate meeting at NASA Ames Research Center. The meeting was attended by NASA Ames Office of Education staff, affiliates and partners from the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Southern California along with their students, and CaSGC Headquarters staff.
Space Systems Engineering, a new massive open online course or MOOC from NASA and the Saylor Foundation, launches on Monday, March 3, 2014. The six-week general-audience course is available to the public at no cost and provides a unique opportunity to learn from and alongside NASA’s engineers. Students who participate can earn a free certificate.
The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) is pleased to announce the 2014 Rocket Project Solicitation. Student teams may apply for funding for participation in national High Power Rocketry (HPR) competitions. Up to $10,000 has been allocated to support up to five student teams at $2,000 per team. The objectives of this funding are to:
- Encourage the formation of student led rocket teams that participate in national rocket competitions and
- Support high-quality hands-on interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team projects.
Proposals are to be submitted by student teams and their faculty advisors by March 17, 2014.
The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).
- Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to California students.
- Application Submission Period: November 15, 2013 – January 24, 2014. Continue reading
Professor Christopher Russell, the California Space Grant Consortium’s campus director for UC Los Angeles, was invited to give a talk at the National Council of Space Grant Directors Fall Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina in October. Supported by the California Space Grant, the presentation was entitled The Dawn Discovery Mission: A Voyage in Space and Time.
The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce a new solicitation:
The MESA Community College Laboratory Research Experience
With the objectives of:
- Encouraging and preparing students in associate degree programs for STEM degrees and careers
- Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities and females in STEM.
Notices of Intent (Optional and Non-Binding) Due: November 22, 2013
Proposals Due: January 17, 2014
Performance Period: March 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014
Award Amount: $10,000
Number of Awards: Up to two
Click here for the solicitation.
If you have questions please contact Tehseen Lazzouni.
The California Space Grant is pleased to provide an opportunity for two California students studying Aero/Astro to intern for 10 days at Kennedy Space Center next January. During this time they will shadow NASA engineers to learn about their research, the new post-space shuttle environment, and the systems engineering approach at NASA. All expenses will be covered by the California Space Grant. Continue reading
In Summer and Fall of 2013 the California Space Grant and the San Diego MESA Alliance sponsored a research academy for 25 community college and university students attending minority serving institutions. Continue reading
The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking America’s Best and Brightest for Research Fellowships. Fellowships are aimed at graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. Awards of up to $68K per year will be provided.
Application Deadline: November 13, 2013
Please see the solicitation for details:
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