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ASGC & the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program

NASA initiated the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, also known as Space Grant, in 1989. Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities. These institutions are working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts. The Space Grant national network includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The 52 consortia fund fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM), as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development. Member colleges and universities also administer pre-college and public service education projects in their states.


The Alabama Space Grant Consortium (ASGC) includes seven Ph.D. - granting universities throughout the state of Alabama, all with space - related research activities.  ASGC also has several affiliate companies and organizations, including the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  Several other community colleges and schools in Alabama are affiliated with Space Grant Activities through the NASA EPSCoR program.  The Marshall Space Flight Center, a major NASA field center located in Huntsville, Alabama, is also a participant in the consortium.

 

 

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