On June 24, 2014 NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover will complete one Martian Year of service, which is the equivalent of 687 Earth days. The primary goal of the mission was accomplished when it determined that Mars was once habitable for simple, microbial life forms. The rover sampled material from two mudstone slabs located on the Red Planet. Analysis of these samples found that they contained elemental ingredients for life.
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California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC)
In 1988, Congress passed the National Space Grant Act to establish a National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. NASA accepted the Congressional mandate to manage this higher education program, designed to provide activities that increase the understanding, assessment, development, and utilization of aerospace resources and to expand the educational, scientific, and research base of all aerospace-related fields. The CaSGC is one of 52 consortia (representing every state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia) that administer programs in three areas of university and NASA concern: research, education & workforce development, and public outreach (click here for national link). The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is the lead institution for the CaSGC. The CaSGC is part of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department at UCSD and provides the administrative leadership for the CaSGC.
News & Events
Upcoming seminar will be May 21, 2014 at 3PM
Henry G. Booker Room 2512
Speaker: Phuong Truong, UCSD
The UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Corporate Affiliates Program and the California Space Grant Consortium invite students to attend an info session:
“Careers in Next Century Structures Design Engineering”
Speaker: Susan Paish, Chief Engineer of Structures Design, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5-7 PM
On Friday, April 18, 2014 the California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) held its Southern California affiliate meeting at University of California, Los Angeles. The meeting was attended by staff from NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, affiliates, partners, and students from the Los Angeles metropolitan area, San Diego, and Sacramento, and CaSGC Headquarters staff.
The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the eighth in a series of Undergraduate Engineering Seminars, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities.
Upcoming seminar will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 3:00PM
Speaker: Phuong Truong, Structural Engineering, UCSD
Where: UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Henry G. Booker Room
The NASA Office of Education Scholarship and NASA Aeronautics Scholarship have been announced. Students are invited to apply for these exciting opportunities now. Applications are due by May 16, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
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.