Archive for November, 2008

Space Grant Graduate Fellowship Program at UCSD

Friday, November 21st, 2008

The California Space Grant Consortium is proud to announce the 2008-2009 Space Grant Graduate Fellowship Program at UCSD. Fellowships ranging from $6,000 to $8,000 will be awarded in the research theme area of:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and their associated science payload sensors and technology.

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Application Period (Revised): November 19, 2008 – January 16, 2009

Who can apply? UCSD graduate students who are U.S. citizens.

For the full announcement and how to apply, please click here.

Former Astronaut Visits California Space Grant Consortium Headquarters

Friday, November 21st, 2008

California Space Grant Consortium staff had the pleasure of meeting former astronaut Millie Hughes-Fulford, Ph.D. She gave the keynote address at the BIOCOM Science Education Gala on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008. Dr. Hughes-Fulford flew aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in 1991 on Mission STS-40 Spacelab Life Sciences (SLS 1) as a payload specialist.

NASA ESMD Summer 2009 Internship Application Now Available!

Friday, November 14th, 2008

The application process for the 2009 ESMD Summer Internships has begun. Interested students must first go to http://education.ksc.nasa.gov/esmdspacegrant/ to find ESMD Internship opportunities and the password to access the ESMD Intern Application. You can then link to the ESMD Intern Application at https://secureworkgroups.grc.nasa.gov/esmd-spswg.

The application is open November 17, 2008 – February 1, 2009. Applications must be complete, including transcripts and letters of recommendation. Every student is required to complete an online application. The transcripts and letters of recommendation may be electronically attached to the application or mailed in hard copy. Hard copies must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2009.

Students must meet the minimum requirements to be eligible for an ESMD internship. These requirements include the following:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen to participate. Proof of citizenship will be required if selected.
  • Age 18 or older
  • Community college, undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours/45 quarter hours completed
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. university, college, or community college.

For a copy of the ESMD Student Information Handbook, please click here.

Interested in Year-Round Internships?

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

NASA’s Education Associates program offers college and university students and faculty the opportunity to experience science and technology in the unique environment of NASA. Participants will gain hands-on experience at NASA Ames Research Center in Santa Clara, California working with NASA scientists, engineers and program managers on a NASA project. For more information and to apply, please click here.