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Space Grant Programs

LiftOff Summer Institute
Beginning in the summer of 1990, the Texas Space Grant Consortium initiated weeklong professional development training for teachers. This aerospace workshop series, called LiftOff, emphasizes science, mathematics, and technology learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Teacher participants are provided with information, materials, and experiences through hands-on activities and field trips that promote space science and enrichment activities for themselves and others.
National Space Grant Student Satellite Program-CubeSat National Space Grant Student Statellite Program
Across America, Space Grant students are learning from the ground up--literally--by designing, building, flying and operating a broad range of spacecraft. Students come with an interest in Space, but with different levels of skill, knowledge, and experience. Missions of growing complexity provide opportunities to acquire baseline skills and then to build on them. They range from the simple--building soda-can "satellites" or small payloads for launch from small rockets or balloons--to building sophisticated satellites. We call this strategy "crawl", "walk", "run" and "fly!". Our goal is to make aerospace history and send the first student-built satellites to Mars.
NASA Education Associates NASA Education Associates
NASA's Education Associates program offers university students and faculty the opportunity to experience science and technology in the unique environment of NASA. The program is a hands-on experience at a NASA center working with NASA scientists, engineers and program managers on a NASA project. The projects run the gambit of NASA's missions -- from the space shuttle to exploring the solar system, from exploring extreme environments on earth to research aircraft.
NASA Meatball NASA Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars
The Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Program (LARSS) is a 10-week summer internship at NASA Langley for rising juniors and seniors, and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, computer science, atmospheric science, astrophysics, physics, chemistry, or selected aerospace disciplines of interest to LaRC. Students from other disciplines such as business, finance, communications, and graphics may also be selected to work in areas that provide aerospace-related programmatic support. The LARSS Program was established in 1986 by Dr. Samuel E. Massenberg, NASA Langley's former Direction of Education.
NASA Meatball NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sponsoring the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program offering undergraduates across the United States mentored research experiences at the NASA centers.
Science Workshops for Educators Logo Science Workshops for Educators
Probing for innovative ways to teach science in your classroom? Investigating how to stay informed about the latest science research? Keep pace with the latest science research, engage in standards-based classroom activities and explore ways to make science fun as you work side by side with Penn State faculty in our workshops. You can enjoy summertime's more leisurely pace at Penn State University Park campus as you network with peers from across the country.
RockOn! and RockSat: The Next Step in Low Cost Student Access to Space
RockOn! is a hands-on workshop where participants learn build a small rocket payload and launch it on a sounding rocket at Wallops Flight Facility. RockSat is a standard payload canister that can be launched in conjunction with the RockOn! workshop.
Starting Student Space Hardware Programs: A How to Workshop
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The National Network of Space Grant programs conducts hundereds of programs in programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Information on these programs can be obtained by visiting the web site of the Space Grant programs in your state.

Updated: Mon Sep 22, 2008