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This Week @ NASA

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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California Space Grant Wins New NASA Community College Award

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

Summer Undergraduate Experience at USC

Wednesday, 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. (more…)


Tuesday, 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. (more…)

Beyond Earth Orbit with the Orion Spacecraft

Monday, 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. (more…)

Undergraduate Engineering Seminar 11/19/14 3PM

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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, Nov. 19  @ 3:00PM

Speaker: Spencer Ellis, M.S. Student at UCSD

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


2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

  • Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to California students.
  • Application Submission Period: November 6, 2014 – January 2, 2015.
  • Eligibility: Juniors and Seniors attending CaSGC Affiliate Universities and Colleges. Click here to view the affiliate list.


Dr. Lynn Cominsky Receives Women in Aerospace Award

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Women in Aerospace awards celebrate women’s professional excellence in aerospace, annually recognizing female leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the aerospace community. They recently selected six outstanding women for their contributions to the field and the California Space Grant is proud to count our own Lynn Cominsky as the recipient of the Aerospace Awareness Award. (more…)

NASA Administrator Addresses Orbital-3 Launch Mishap

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The following is a message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the October 28th launch accident involving Orbital Sciences’ supply mission to the International Space Station.

The remarkable things that NASA does in space and on Earth are not easy.  While we are absolutely committed to ensuring that every mission is successful and all our people are safe, in rare instances, things do not go as expected. (more…)

Mars Orbiter Shows Comet Nucleus is Small

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured views of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring while that visitor sped past Mars on Sunday (Oct. 19), yielding information about its nucleus.