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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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February 23rd is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Girl Day is a worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the fascinating world of engineering. Thousands of people–engineers, teachers and others–act as Role Models and educate girls about how engineers change our world. This simple act has turned many girls on to engineering & technology careers. Started in 2001 as a joint effort between NSPE, IBM, and National Engineers Week Foundation, “Girl Day” 2017 marks the 16th year of a special focus . Continue reading

Print The Future Competition

Science fiction has often portrayed a future in which humanity has populated the cosmos and is living and working in space. While we haven’t quite realized those visions, the technology to do so is currently being developed by inventors, organizations, and private companies. The installation of two 3D printers on the International Space Station (ISS), for instance, will make it possible to 3D print and assemble, in space, large-scale structures, such as space-based solar power satellites and even spacecraft capable of deploying mobile 3D printers that can construct habitats in space, on the Moon or on Mars.

The National Space Society’s Enterprise In Space program has teamed up with Made In SpaceKepler Space InstituteSketchfab3D Hubs and Prairie Nanotechnology to advance the state of the art in additive manufacturing in space. Our Print The Future contest will allow you to send your 3D design to the International Space Station, where you will have your space-manufactured item returned to Earth. We want to make those sci-fi visions a reality and we need your help to do it.   We’ve recently launched Print the Future, a competition that invites university through postgraduate student teams to design projects that will further humanity’s presence in space. The winning team will be able to 3D print its design aboard the International Space Station, though there are a whole host of prizes for the winners, finalists, and, actually, everyone who enters!  The deadline for entry is approaching quite quickly which is February 15th.  For more information about how to enter, please go to: https://www.enterpriseinspace.org/print-the-future/

L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship

Applications for the 2017 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open and are due on Friday, February 3, 2017.The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

In the US, the For Women In Science fellowship program awards five post‐doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

The application and more information about the program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.