Congratulations to our two affiliates, Sonoma State University and UC San Diego, for each winning one of the Undergraduate Student Instrument Project (USIP) Student Flight Research Opportunities.
NASA will award more than $8 million through the competitively selected USIP to 47 teams of undergraduate students to conduct hands-on flight research.
Through the USIP program, NASA seeks to build science, technical, leadership and project skills among undergraduate students by offering them real-world experience in developing and flying science or technology experiments that are relevant to NASA’s missions.
89 proposals were received in response to a joint solicitation from NASA’s Office of Education, working through the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, and the agency’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in Washington. The 47 selected projects will fly on suborbital and orbital vehicle platforms, such as CubeSats, aircraft, sounding rockets, balloons and other commercial platforms. NASA will cover launch and flight costs, and each award has a two-year period of performance. Award amounts depend on the project and range from $50,000 to $200,000.
Congratulations again to Sonoma State University and Dr. Lynn Cominksy for the project entitled, EdgeCube: A 1U Global Monitor for Earth’s Ecosystems, and UC San Diego and Dr. John Kosmatka for the project entitled, Solar-Powered Unmanned Aircraft System for Long-Endurance Enviromental Monitoring.
NASA Press Release, April 6, 2016
Do you want to do something really exciting this summer?
OSSI (One Stop Shop Initiative) is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The California Space Grant and NASA will present a really informative webinar that will teach you how to find and apply for some of the most desirable internships and programs available to students interested in science. Continue reading
The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) is seeking student applications for the 2016 summer program, which will run from June 13 to August 19, 2016 at NASA Ames Research Center. The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) provides undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years with professional experience in space life science disciplines. The primary goal of the program is to train the next generation of scientists and engineers, enabling NASA to meet future research and development challenges in the space life sciences.
NASA is excited to announce a great opportunity for students to apply for a paid summer internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The JPL Summer Internship Program offers 10-week, full-time summer opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Continue reading
The American Physical Society (APS) Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWIP) is seeking a female guest speaker (1) to participate in their Issues of Women in STEM panel on the evening of Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Faculty Club, at UC, San Diego. Continue reading
The 2016 NASA Academy is being offered at three locations: NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Applications are being solicited for this 10-week summer experience for college students with emphasis on immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training. Activities include laboratory research, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA centers and space-related industries, and technical presentations. Continue reading
The following teacher resources are provided by NASA and affiliates of the California Space Grant: Continue reading
New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times.“Our quest on Mars has been to ‘follow the water,’ in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we’ve long suspected,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water — albeit briny — is flowing today on the surface of Mars. Continue reading
Summer Opportunity at UCSD: The NASA-sponsored California Space Grant Consortium is looking for 8-10 students to work on Space Grant projects Summer 2015 on the UC San Diego campus.