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NASA Calls for Student-Designed Deep Space Habitat Proposals

HOUSTON — NASA is offering college and university students a chance to help design a deep space habitat. The Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge is accepting applications for the 2013 challenge, inviting students to design, manufacture, assemble and test systems for use on NASA’s deep space habitat prototype.

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Early Career Faculty NASA Space Tech Research Opportunities

WASHINGTON — NASA is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty beginning their independent careers. This inaugural Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty solicitation seeks to sponsor research in specific, high priority technology areas of interest to NASA.

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In Memoriam: The Passing of Professor Jim Arnold, Founding PI of the California Space Grant

Professor James R. Arnold, former Director of the California Space Institute and founding Principal Investigator for the California Space Grant Consortium, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 at the age of 88. (more…)

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CaSGC Supports Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering Girls Summer Engineering Experience

The Girls Summer Engineering Experience (GIRLS SEE) is a five-day residential camp for female high school students aimed at increasing the number of female applicants into the different disciplines of engineering and to increase the retention of the current female engineering students.

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NASA to Seek Applicants for Next Astronaut Candidate Class

In early November, NASA will seek applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates who will support long-duration missions to the International Space Station and future deep space exploration activities.

A bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or mathematics and three years of relevant professional experience are required in order to be considered.

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California Space Grant Students Highlighted for their Near Space Balloon Work

Funded by the California Space Grant and led by UC San Diego professor John Kosmatka, the Near-Space Balloon Team at UC San Diego is planning to fly a helium-filled, zero-pressure balloon across the United States, propelled only by the capricious winds of the jet stream.

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California Space Grant Professor Leads Boy Scouts in NASA Summer of Innovation

California Space Grant Campus Director Dr. Jose J. Granda, a professor at Sacramento State, led Boy Scout groups at Camp Winton in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related project. The project involved designing and programming robots and was supported by a mini-grant from the NASA Summer of Innovation,

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FAA Design Competition for Universities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is sponsoring a national FAA Design Competition for Universities for the 2011-2012 academic year!


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2011-2012 Solicitations Released

The California Space Grant has just released the FY2011 solicitations for its Workforce Development and STEM Pipeline Programs. (more…)

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