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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
Space Systems Engineering, a new massive open online course or MOOC from NASA and the Saylor Foundation, launches on Monday, March 3, 2014. The six-week general-audience course is available to the public at no cost and provides a unique opportunity to learn from and alongside NASA’s engineers. Students who participate can earn a free certificate.
The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the sixth in a series of Undergraduate Engineering Seminars, designed to introduce undergraduate students to funded research opportunities.
Upcoming seminar will be Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ 3:00PM
- Speaker: Grace Jang, Aerospace Engineering, UCSD
- Where: UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Henry G. Booker Room Read the rest of this entry »
The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) is pleased to announce the 2014 Rocket Project Solicitation. Student teams may apply for funding for participation in national High Power Rocketry (HPR) competitions. Up to $10,000 has been allocated to support up to five student teams at $2,000 per team. The objectives of this funding are to:
- Encourage the formation of student led rocket teams that participate in national rocket competitions and
- Support high-quality hands-on interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team projects.
Proposals are to be submitted by student teams and their faculty advisors by March 17, 2014.
The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate would like to invite you to the 2014 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium at Stanford University February 4-6. Read the rest of this entry »
California Space Grant Consortium affiliate UC Davis runs AggieMentors, a college-access program that is part of EnvironMentors, a national program of the National Council for Science and the Environment.
The primary goal of AggieMentors is to prepare socio-economically challenged high school students for university degree programs and opportunities in Environmental Sciences, Resource Management and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Read the rest of this entry »
RockOn 2014 is a hands on workshop held at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. During the workshop, teams of three build a sounding rocket payload from a kit and launch it into space. Since 2008, more than 240 people have participated in this exciting opportunity. Click here to learn more.
The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).
- Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to California students.
- Application Submission Period: November 15, 2013 – January 24, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) student David Salazar was very busy in 2013. As the recipient of a CaSGC Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Scholarship, the recent college graduate took a leadership role in an exciting scientific experiment conducted in the Mojave Desert of California. Read the rest of this entry »