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Near Space Balloon Team at UCSD

Engineering students work with local high school educators to develop experiments to launch to 85,000 feet. Sponsored by the California Space Grant Consortium. Click here to view team website.

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CaSGC Co-Sponsors Public Outreach Day at UC Riverside


CaSGC is pleased to have provided support to the Bourns Space Science and Engineering Day at UC Riverside this past weekend. This was an event designed to inspire K-12 students in the fields of science and engineering.

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Students Research Effects of Microgravity on Fluids

The California Space Grant Consortium is proud to have sponsored the UCSD Microgravity Project. A team of engineering undergraduates performed tests in a microgravity environment to research behavior streams of fluids in space.

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CaSGC Grad Fellowships @ UCSD

The California Space Grant is pleased to announce the following UCSD Graduate Student Fellows for the 2009-2010 fiscal year:

  • Brett Nadler, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Faculty Advisors: Prof. Thomas Bewley (MAE) and Prof. Joseph Ford (ECE)
  • Cameron Nowzari,
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Sacramento State Students work with NASA

Several Sacramento State students have had the opportunity to intern at NASA centers all across the nation.

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November 7, 2009 California Space Grant / UCSD High Altitude Balloon Launch

Casey Barrett Explaining Payload IntegrationHands-On High Altitude Balloon ExperienceBalloon Just LaunchedHigh School Science Teachers Involved in Balloon Launch

Saturday’s high altitude balloon launch took place near the southern tip of the Salton Sea near the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. (more…)

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Archeological Balloon Flight

We have been funding two of our MAE students, Casey Barrett and David Hernandez, to work on aerospace projects this summer, including an interdisciplinary archeological balloon flight project with the Department of Anthropology (Professor Thomas Levy),

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Asteroid Named after CaSGC UCLA Campus Director

Photo of Professor Christopher Russell, UCLA

Christopher Russell. Photo Courtesy JPL/NASA.

CaSGC Campus Director for the University of California, Los Angeles, Professor Christopher Russell, is the Principal Investigator for the Dawn Mission to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres.

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CaSGC’s STEM Impact in California

Click here to read about California Space Grant Consortium projects in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at our California affiliate campuses.

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Introducing the 2009 IYA California Student Ambassador

Elena S. Amador is the California Student Ambassador for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy. The International Year of Astronomy is a global program that aims to bring astronomy and all space sciences to a wider audience.

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