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This Week @ NASA

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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California Space Grant & Partners Complete Three Community College Projects

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) and its affiliates and partners completed three programs involving Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) community college students in university research, preparing them for careers and advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and increasing diversity and inclusiveness in CaSGC programs. These were held in the spring and summer of 2014 in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. Click here to learn more.

Student Designed Rockets Compete

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With adventure in their hearts and rocket launchers in hand, the recipients of the CaSGC Student Led Rocket Project awards were able to see all of their hard work pay off with several successful launches this year. Teams of students from six colleges received awards for designing a rocket to be entered into a High Power Rocketry national competition in 2014.

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Cygnus Delivers Supplies to ISS

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo spacecraft was installed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station with no issues. The Expedition 40 crew will begin unloading approximately 3,300 pounds of science investigations, food and supplies when the hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is opened Thursday. The spacecraft is scheduled to spend about a month attached to the station.
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Student Spaceflight Experiments Lift Off

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


Students from the Mark West Unified School District were among the lucky teams chosen to send an experiment to the International Space Station. This unique project was part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP.) The California Space Grant Consortium was proud to have been one of the sponsors who helped make this dream a reality for the 5th through 8th¬†grade budding scientists. (more…)

NASA Comes to San Diego for ISS Event

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space then the NASA “Destination Station” event is not to be missed. NASA astronauts, scientists and staff will be in San Diego from July 13-20 to promote research opportunities and share the wonders of the International Space Station with the public.

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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Celebrates One Martian Year

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

On June 24, 2014 NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover will complete one Martian Year of service, which is the equivalent of 687 Earth days. The primary goal of the mission was accomplished when it determined that Mars was once habitable for simple, microbial life forms. The rover sampled material from two mudstone slabs located on the Red Planet. ¬†Analysis of these samples found that they contained elemental ingredients for life.

Undergraduate Engineering Seminar 5/21/14

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Upcoming seminar will be May 21, 2014 at 3PM

Henry G. Booker Room 2512

Speaker: Phuong Truong, UCSD

Boeing Info Session @ UC San Diego: April 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Corporate Affiliates Program and the California Space Grant Consortium invite students to attend an info session:

“Careers in Next Century Structures Design Engineering”

Speaker: Susan Paish, Chief Engineer of Structures Design, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5-7 PM

Where: Qualcomm Conference Center, Jacobs Hall (more…)

2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Awards

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The California Space Grant is pleased to announce the following students have been selected for undergraduate research scholarships: