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This Week @ NASA

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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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

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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.

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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.

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Undergraduate Engineering Seminar 10/15/14 3PM

Wednesday, October 1st, 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 first seminar of the 2014-2015 school year promises to provide students with valuable information as they pursue an education in Science and Engineering.

Upcoming seminar will be Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 3:00PM

Speaker: Benjamin Martins, Ph.D. Student at UCSD

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

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  • “Amazing Space” Family Science Night Application for Middle Schools

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    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. (more…)

    NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships Announced

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014

    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.