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This Week @ NASA

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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CaSGC Undergraduate Engineering Seminar 4/23/14

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the seventh in a series of  Undergraduate Engineering Seminars, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities.

Upcoming seminar will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:00PM

  • Speaker: Celine Liong, Nanoengineering,  UCSD
  • Where: UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Henry G. Booker Room (more…)

CaSGC Bay Area Affiliate Meeting

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

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.

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Be a Mentor and Make a Difference

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The California Space Grant Consortium is proud to assist the community of Clairemont in recruiting college students to act as mentors for The Students Spaceflight Experiment Program offered through the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education.

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New NASA Online Systems Engineering Course

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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.

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CaSGC 2014 Rocket Project Solicitation

Friday, February 7th, 2014

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.

Please click here for solicitation and contact tlazzouni@ucsd.edu with any questions.

AggieMentors at UC Davis

Friday, January 10th, 2014

California Space Grant Consortium affiliate UC Davis runs AggieMentors, a college-access program that is part of EnvironMentors, a national program of the National Council for Science and the Environment.

The primary goal of AggieMentors is to prepare socio-economically challenged high school students for university degree programs and opportunities in Environmental Sciences, Resource Management and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). (more…)

RockOn 2014 Registration Now Open

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

RockOn 2014 is a hands on workshop held at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. During the workshop, teams of three build a sounding rocket payload from a kit and launch it into space. Since 2008, more than 240 people have participated in this exciting opportunity.  Click here to learn more.

2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Wednesday, January 8th, 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. (more…)

Student Research Takes Flight

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

David Salazar

California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) student David Salazar was very busy in 2013.  As the recipient of a CaSGC Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Scholarship, the recent college graduate took a leadership role in an exciting scientific experiment conducted in the Mojave Desert of California. (more…)