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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

This Week @ NASA

July 28th, 2014

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NASA Education Opportunities

July 24th, 2014

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Cygnus Delivers Supplies to ISS

July 16th, 2014

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo spacecraft was installed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station with no issues. The Expedition 40 crew will begin unloading approximately 3,300 pounds of science investigations, food and supplies when the hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is opened Thursday. The spacecraft is scheduled to spend about a month attached to the station.
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Student Spaceflight Experiments Lift Off

July 15th, 2014


Students from the Mark West Unified School District were among the lucky teams chosen to send an experiment to the International Space Station. This unique project was part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP.) The California Space Grant Consortium was proud to have been one of the sponsors who helped make this dream a reality for the 5th through 8th grade budding scientists. Read the rest of this entry »

NASA Comes to San Diego for ISS Event

July 8th, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space then the NASA “Destination Station” event is not to be missed. NASA astronauts, scientists and staff will be in San Diego from July 13-20 to promote research opportunities and share the wonders of the International Space Station with the public.

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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Celebrates One Martian Year

June 23rd, 2014

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.

Undergraduate Engineering Seminar 5/21/14

May 20th, 2014

Upcoming seminar will be May 21, 2014 at 3PM

Henry G. Booker Room 2512

Speaker: Phuong Truong, UCSD

Boeing Info Session @ UC San Diego: April 29, 2014

April 23rd, 2014

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

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2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Awards

April 21st, 2014

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

CaSGC Southern California Affiliate Meeting

April 20th, 2014

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.

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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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