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.
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.
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.
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.
The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate would like to invite you to the 2014 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium at Stanford University February 4-6. Continue reading
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). Continue reading
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.
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
NASA has announced a call for graduate fellowship proposals for the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program-2014/2015 Academic Year (proposals due 2/3/14). Individuals from accredited U.S. Universities who are pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees in Earth and Space Sciences or related disciplines are invited to apply. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Continue reading