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.
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.
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. Continue reading
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.
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.
Upcoming seminar will be May 21, 2014 at 3PM
Henry G. Booker Room 2512
Speaker: Phuong Truong, UCSD
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 Continue reading
The California Space Grant is pleased to announce the following students have been selected for undergraduate research scholarships:
On Friday, April 18, 2014 the California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) held its Southern California affiliate meeting at University of California, Los Angeles. The meeting was attended by staff from NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, affiliates, partners, and students from the Los Angeles metropolitan area, San Diego, and Sacramento, and CaSGC Headquarters staff.
The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the eighth in a series of Undergraduate Engineering Seminars, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities.
Upcoming seminar will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 3:00PM
Speaker: Phuong Truong, Structural Engineering, UCSD
Where: UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Henry G. Booker Room