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New Spaceflight Competition Open For Proposals

The annual American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Ken Souza Spaceflight Competition is open for proposals.

Due date for proposals is 1 September 2017.

About the Competition: The Ken Souza Memorial Student Spaceflight Research Program honors the memory of ASGSR’s long-time friend and leader by encouraging the next generation of student investigators to develop their own ideas for the future of gravitational research.  Student members of the ASGSR global community — high school, undergraduate, and graduate – are encouraged to develop creative research proposals in the fields of space life and physical sciences, pairing your experiment with a public outreach plan to share the excitement of the field with others.

The top proposal will receive a free spaceflight for your payload on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in 2018 and a $1,000 grant to prepare and develop your experiment for your flight.

Please click here for more information.

John Mather Nobel Scholar 2017 Recipients

The National Space Grant Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 John Mather Nobel Scholar recipients.  The recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony July 21st in Greenbelt, Maryland.  The program is open to current NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center based undergraduate and graduate student interns. Each year the program awards travel allowances towards the cost of presenting research papers at professional conferences. Applicants must have demonstrated high academic achievement, have a strong interest in space and Goddard Space Flight Center, be a rising undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student, and be currently holding a Goddard-based research internship. Continue reading

Aerospace States Association Scholarship Opportunity

Applications for ASA Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are currently being accepted.  Applicants must be an entering sophomore or junior in an undergraduate degree program pursuing study in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, or aviation or aerospace related fields.  For more information and to apply, visithttp://aerospace.hawaii.gov/aerostates/education/asa-scholarship/. Continue reading

National Space Grant Directors Meeting

CaSGC Director John Kosmatka and Community College partner Janet McLarty-Schroeder speak at the meeting.

Members of the California Space Grant Consortium recently attended the National Space Grant Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. Meetings were held to discuss future plans, projects and activities at space grant consortia across the country. The National Council of Space Grant Directors presented the Distinguished Service Award to Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson. Continue reading

CaSGC Student Follows His Dream

Many students move away from home when they start college. While some move to a new city or state, NASA intern Felipe Valdez moved to a new country. In 2007, Felipe made the difficult decision to leave his home in Mexico and move to the United States to pursue his education and career. At the time, his life was at a crossroads. He could stay in Mexico, leave school and find a full-time job, or he could move to the U.S. and have the opportunity to continue his education.

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Foundation for Amateur Radio Scholarship

The Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc. will be awarding a total of 57 scholarships, worth an aggregate of $94,575 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Those scholarships range in value from $500 to $5,000 each. For more information please go to http://www.farweb.org/scholarship-information

 

Community College Partnership Recipients

The California Space Grant Consortium has selected the ten California Community Colleges that we will work with this year in our Community College Partnership Program. The students in this program will be mentored by faculty and will complete projects using arduinos. They will also present their projects at a NASA facility at the end of the summer.  We would like to congratulate our selected schools. The colleges are as follows:

Butte College                                                                                                                                               Cerritos College                                                                                                                                           College of the Desert                                                                                                                                       Irvine Valley College                                                                                                                                   Los Angeles City College                                                                                                                       Mendocino College                                                                                                                                       Miramar College                                                                                                                                               Rio Hondo College                                                                                                                                         Victor Valley College                                                                                                                               Woodland Community College

 

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