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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 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.
- Be U.S. Citizens
- Have a 3.0 GPA or above
- Be pursuing a STEM discipline (please see below for MUREP and Aeronautics disciplines)
- 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
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, Jan. 21 @ 3:00PM
Speaker: Danee Kenyon, B.S. Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
Where: UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Rm. 2512, Henry G. Booker Room
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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The Orion team invites museums, schools, and home school families to participate in an interactive webcast featuring Lockheed Martin engineer Joe LeBlanc. You may view the webcast as an individual at your personal computer or set up audio visual equipment in your museum or school for a large group to participate. Read the rest of this entry »