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
Who is eligible? U.S. citizens who are full-time Masters or PhD students enrolled in (or admitted to) a full-time graduate degree program at UNLV or UNR. The degree program should be related to science and technology, which includes, but is not limited to, aeronautics, space science, engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, STEM education and other related fields.
WASHOE COUNTY STUDENT ENGINEERING TEAM COMES IN THIRD AT 2015 NASA ROVER CHALLENGE
A team of students from Washoe County School District’s Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (AACT) returned home victorious after competing in the second annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held in April, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Reno students’ team and their sophisticated rover vehicle finished third in the High School Division – Obstacle Course, presented for posting the fastest vehicle assembly and race times in their division, with the fewest on-course penalties. The Reno team also won the System Safety Award for the high school team exemplifying the best safety practices. Reno’s third-place finish clocked them in as the fastest high school team from the continental U.S.
Supported in part by Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC), the Reno rover team is a partnership between the school district’s AACT, and Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Team is hosting a logo contest and your ideas are wanted on how to best represent both science and images from the stratosphere, using high altitude balloons, during a total solar eclipse.
WINNING DESIGNS WILL BE USED ON STAMPS LAUNCHED DURING THE EVENT!
Please submit your entry through the Nevada Space Grant Consortium Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.