Undergraduate Engineering Seminar November 19, 2013

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the fourth in a series of  Undergraduate Engineering Seminars, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities.

  • Speaker: Terrance V. Yee, President and CEO Black Sun Planetary Solutions
  • When: Tuesday, November 19 from 3PM to 4PM
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CaSGC UCLA Campus Director Discusses NASA Dawn Mission

Professor Christopher Russell, the California Space Grant Consortium’s campus director for UC Los Angeles, was invited to give a talk at the National Council of Space Grant Directors Fall Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina in October. Supported by the California Space Grant, the presentation was entitled The Dawn Discovery Mission: A Voyage in Space and Time.

Chris Russell (center) with CaSGC Director John Kosmatka and Asst. Director Tehseen Lazzouni

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CaSGC Undergraduate Engineering Seminar

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to resume our Undergraduate Engineering Seminars, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities.

Upcoming Seminar will be Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:00.

Speaker: Jeff Friesen, Ph.D Student, UC San Diego

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Request for Proposals: MESA Community College Program Lab Research Experience

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce a new solicitation:

The MESA Community College Laboratory Research Experience

With the objectives of:

  • Encouraging and preparing students in associate degree programs for STEM degrees and careers
  • Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities and females in STEM.

Notices of Intent (Optional and Non-Binding) Due: November 22, 2013
Proposals Due: January 17, 2014
Performance Period: March 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014

Award Amount: $10,000
Number of Awards: Up to two
Click here for the solicitation.

If you have questions please contact Tehseen Lazzouni.

California Space Grant / IDEA Student Center Research Scholarships

IDEA Student Center Scholars

The California Space Grant Consortium and The IDEA Student Center at the University of California, San Diego joined efforts this year to award research scholarships to ten deserving IDEA Scholars. Selected students were awarded $1,000 each and were asked to create a project related to Smart Solar Farms, under the guidance of UCSD Professor Carlos Coimbra.

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NASA Kennedy Space Center Opportunity

The California Space Grant is pleased to provide an opportunity for two California students studying Aero/Astro to intern for 10 days at Kennedy Space Center next January. During this time they will shadow NASA engineers to learn about their research, the new post-space shuttle environment, and the systems engineering approach at NASA. All expenses will be covered by the California Space Grant. Continue reading

NASA Space Technology Fellowships for 2014

The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking America’s Best and Brightest for Research Fellowships. Fellowships are aimed at graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. Awards of up to $68K per year will be provided.

Application Deadline: November 13, 2013

Please see the solicitation for details:

For more information on the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate, please visit:

CaSGC Staff Meet with NASA AA for Space Technology

On Wednesday, September 11th the California Space Grant Consortium Director, Dr. John Kosmatka, and Assistant Director, Tehseen Lazzouni, met with the NASA Space Technology Associate Administrator, Dr. Michael Gazarik, and his Chief of Staff, Michael Green. They discussed NASA Space Technology priorities and areas where the California Space Grant can work with the Space Technology Mission Directorate.

Green, Gazarik & Kosmatka--NASA STMD Visit

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STEAM2 Academy

California Space Grant Consortium colleague Kimberly Mann Bruch launched the STEAM2 Academy this summer utilizing curriculum, hands-on activities, and equipment developed in conjunction with the California Space Grant Consortium.

The program featured a series of week-long summer camps for Grades K-3 with topics including aerospace engineering (rockets), astronomy, chemistry, geology, botany, and entomology.

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