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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

CalSpace/CaSGC Center for Innovation in Space Instrumentation (CISI)

UCLA, as a leader in the fields of space sciences and engineering, as well as public education and outreach, is expanding its research, education, and workforce training activities within the Center for Innovation in Space Instrumentation (CISI)

The CISI develops innovative instrumentation for cutting-edge space missions. This CISI is the focal point for partnerships between industry, government and the university and provides unique opportunities for students to participate in the leading developments in space exploration. Examples of such instruments include a compact payload for a balloon mission in the Martian atmosphere, miniature digital magnetometers for nanosatellites to be deployed in a constellation in the Earth's magnetosphere, small energetic particle sensors for heliospheric and space weather missions.

The CISI also provides hands-on experience to students in both technical and intellectual areas. It also provides a learning environment to train a new cadre of Ph.D.s who will be the leaders of our discipline and impart the thrill of our discoveries and the basics of space science to an increasing number of undergraduates. CISI has an active outreach program designed to disseminate the most up-to-date discoveries in aerospace science and engineering to the general public and to inspire an ever-increasing number of K-12 students to enter the field of science and technology.

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