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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

NASA Education Opportunities

April 30th, 2015

Click here to view NASA Education opportunities.

This Week @ NASA

April 28th, 2015

Click here to view the latest news from NASA.

Undergraduate Engineering Seminar-4/22/15

April 12th, 2015

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce our Undergraduate Engineering Seminar Series, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities, internships and important information about careers in Engineering. Our next seminar in the series promises to provide students with valuable information as they pursue an education in Science and Engineering.

Upcoming Seminar will be Wednesday, April 22 4PM-5PM

Speaker: Saura Naderi, Career Development Specialist, Qualcomm Incorporated

Where:  UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Rm. 2512, Henry G. Booker Room

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2015 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Awards

March 18th, 2015

The California Space Grant is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected for undergraduate research scholarships:

2015 Solicitation for MESA Community College Lab Experience Program

March 5th, 2015

The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the 2015 solicitation for the “MESA Community College Laboratory Research Experience”.

Objectives:

  • Encourage and prepare students in associate degree programs for advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees and careers and
  • Increase participation of underrepresented minorities and females in STEM

Target Audience of Solicitation:

  • California MESA Community College Programs seeking to collaborate with universities
  • California MESA Engineering Programs seeking to collaborate with MESA Community College Programs
  • All California universities seeking to collaborate with MESA Community College Programs

Proposals are due on Friday, May 1st. Click here for solicitation.

New NASA Scholarships–Apply by 3/31/15

January 13th, 2015

NASA has announced three new scholarship and research opportunities for FY 2015:

  • Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP)
  • Aeronautics Scholarship Program–Undergraduate
  • Aeronautics Scholarship Program–Graduate

These are competitive year-long opportunities focused on students in eligible NASA STEM disciplines.

Students Must:

  • Be U.S. Citizens
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Be pursuing a STEM discipline (please see below for MUREP and Aeronautics disciplines)

Funding:

  • Up to $9,000 per student will be paid toward tuition
  • Stipend of $6,000 for summer internship
  • Up to four years funding per student

Due Date for Applications:

  • March 31, 2015

Please click here for the official NASA link and how to apply.

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NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications (Through December 15, 2014)

December 9th, 2014

Are you a community college student interested in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) career?

Start your journey now by working on projects and sharing ideas with NASA engineers, scientists, and your peers from across the nation! Read the rest of this entry »

California Space Grant Wins New NASA Community College Award

December 3rd, 2014

The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) is pleased to announce it has won an award in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program Competitive Opportunity for Partnerships with Community Colleges and Technical Schools.

Over the next two years the CaSGC will be working with 12 California community colleges to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) preparation and provide a bridge opportunity for 300 community college students to study STEM fields at the university level. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Undergraduate Experience at USC

December 3rd, 2014

University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering announces the 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE.) This REU program allows students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Read the rest of this entry »

NASA OPENS CUBE QUEST CHALLENGE FOR LARGEST-EVER PRIZE OF $5 MILLION

December 2nd, 2014

Registration now is open for NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge, the agency’s first in-space competition that offers the agency’s largest-ever prize purse. Read the rest of this entry »

Contact Information

California Space Grant Consortium
California Space Grant Consortium
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0411
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0411 USA
Tel: 858.822.1597
Fax: 858.534.7840

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