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
We are proud of our California Space Grant Summer 2013 NASA Interns:
- Eric Gutierrez, Stanford University (NASA Dryden Aeronautics Academy)
- Nathan Suppanade, CSU Los Angeles (NASA Dryden Aeronautics Academy)
- Samira Motiwala, Stanford University (NASA Ames Internship)
- Noelle Oguri, UC Davis (NASA Academy at Ames Research Center)
- Darren Sholes, Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo (NASA JPL Space Grant Internship)
- Paula S. Adhikari, University of Southern California (NASA JPL Space Grant Internship)
- Alexie Pogue, UC San Diego (NASA Ames Internship)
- Jeffrey Friesen, UC San Diego (NASA Ames Internship)
These students were able to apply classroom knowledge to exciting real-world projects, gaining experience far beyond any classroom. Through NASA internships, our students become leaders with a deeper understanding of NASA objectives and outstanding real-world aerospace expertise.
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Javier Gonzalez-Rocha was taught from a young age to value education as a means to overcoming poverty and achieving a better quality of life. From his early beginnings growing up in a farm worker family, Javier was fascinated with flight and space exploration. Continue reading