NVSGC targets hands-on workforce training and research in the strategic areas of astrobiology, astrophysics, planetary geology and geophysics, and engineering. Established NvSGC goals and objectives enhance the ability of the Consortium to ensure program success and:
- Increase participation by underrepresented groups
- Develop the capacities of Nevada students and faculty to participate in or host competitions
- Establish formal mentoring and student recognition programs
- Formalize industrial partnering relationships to increase opportunities for internships, externships and student interactions with industry
- Increase the number of applicants for internships and academy positions at NASA centers
- Establish new courses within the NSHE institution’s curricula
- Continue to increase the number and quality of applicants for fellowships and scholarships
- U.S. Space Grant Consortia
Message from Dr. Lynn Fenstermaker
New NASA EPSCoR and NASA Space Grant Consortium Project Director
It’s an honor to have been selected as the Director of these two great NASA programs. I truly look forward to working with NSHE faculty and students to expand Nevada’s STEM research infrastructure and educational opportunities to help meet the NASA mission and goals. Both of these programs have fostered successful research and education projects for Nevada since their inception.
Moving into the future, I look forward to helping grow Space Grant projects so that more of Nevada’s college and K-12 students can become excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and participate in providing a better future for Nevada, NASA and our nation. Through the NASA EPSCoR opportunities, I’m excited to help our NSHE faculty improve their research knowledge base and gain new infrastructure so that they can competitively participate in current and future research challenges of benefit to NASA
Nevada NASA Space Grant Awarded $1/2 Million in Funds
Tuesday, October 14, Lori Brazfield, MBA, director of the Systems Sponsored Programs and EPSCoR office was interviewed by Sam Shad
of the statewide news program “Nevada Newsmakers.” Brazfield discussed the recent $500,000 grant awarded through the Nevada-NASA
Space Grant Consortium
The Space Grant Consortium works to expand opportunities for U.S. Citizens to understand and participate in NASA’s aeronautics and space programs. The NVSGC program supports and enhances science and engineering education, research and outreach programs in the state.
Through NVSGC, NSHE promotes public outreach and K-12 education activities at local schools, museums and planetariums.
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program:
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students majoring in aeronautics related fields. Undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Graduate student awards include up to $11,000 in tuition offset, $35,000 stipend/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due March 31, 2015.
More information can be found here.
NASA Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) Scholarship Program:
NASA's Office of Education is accepting applications for the Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP, scholarship program. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM disciplines attending a Minority Serving Institutions, MSI. The scholarship includes 75% of tuition up to a $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship. Applications are due March 31, 2015.
Information on the NASA Scholarship Programs can be found at: https://intern.nasa.gov/, click on: Scholarships
More information can be found here.