AggieMentors at UC Davis

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 Registration Now Open

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.

Student Research Takes Flight

David Salazar

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 Earth and Space Science Fellowship Opportunity

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

2013 NASA Interns

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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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
  • Where: UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Henry G. Booker Room Continue reading

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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