Experience the Launch of the SpaceX CRS-18 Mission

Social media users are invited to register to attend the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. This launch, currently targeted for July, will be the next commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

If your passion is to communicate and engage the world via social media, then this is the event for you! Seize the opportunity to be on the front line to blog, tweet or Instagram everything about SpaceX’s 18th resupply mission. In addition to supplies and equipment, the Dragon spacecraft will deliver several science investigations to the station.

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Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship – Due June 17

Young women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering or science or math – apply for the Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship! Application Deadline is June 17, 2019.

The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. One or more awards will be given each year to a rising senior in college, to be applied during the upcoming academic year.

To be eligible for the WIA Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must be interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field and be a rising junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering, math or science. An applicant must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application and must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories, and plan to be enrolled in the subsequent academic year. Each applicant must have a college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be female of any nationality. Applications will be available on or about about mid-November to mid-December for the subsequent academic year.

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UA Robotics Team Wins NASA’s Grand Prize

The student robotics team from The University of Alabama won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition.

“When the final results came out, it was a huge relief to finally see that all the hard work my team and I put in was worth it,” said Max Eastepp, a senior from New Orleans who serves as team lead of the squad, known as Alabama Astrobotics.

Made up of 60 students, primarily from UA’s College of Engineering, Alabama Astrobotics won the Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence, the grand prize, in NASA’s 2019 robotic mining competition, NASA announced. UA’s teams previously placed first in 2012 and from 2015-2018.

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Satellites in space

University Teams Selected by NASA to Develop Deep Space Exploration Systems Prototypes

NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected 11 university teams to design systems, concepts and technologies to potentially support the agency’s deep space exploration capabilities.

The selections are part of the eXploration Systems and Habitation (X-Hab) 2020 Academic Innovation Challenge and include proposals to advance 3D printing in space, optimize food production, develop user interfaces for autonomous operations and help to advance CO2 recovery processes. The challenge allows NASA to access new ideas and emerging concepts while engaging the next generation of talented engineers.

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View of earth from space

Apollo Anniversary Resources From NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement

Celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary and the future of Moon exploration with these educational resources! Find lesson plans, activities and printables. Get current information about contests and where to find images and original sources. Discover Apollo anniversary and “Moon to Mars” events happening near you on the searchable Map/Calendar, or plan your own event and submit it for inclusion.

Read more: https://spacestem.nasa.gov/

Welcome to the NASA Electronic Forms Workshop 2009

2019 Girls in STEM Event at NASA’s Glenn Research Center

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is hosting a “Girls in STEM” event for girls in grades 6 to 8 who participate in summer camps or other out-of-school-time summer groups and organizations. This daylong event includes educational activities, an engineering design challenge, a panel discussion with female scientists and engineers, and facility tours to encourage future leaders to pursue careers in STEM. Attendees must be U.S. citizens. Each group must have 10-25 students.

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Pictures of NASA interns

NASA Internships

Applications for NASA Internships in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 are open! With opportunities in STEM, public affairs, business, and a variety of other fields, there is something for everyone. Create your profile and browse internship projects at intern.nasa.gov. The deadline for Fall 2019 is July 1, 2019

Vermont Space Grant Consortium lost their Director, Dr. Darren L. Hitt, on Friday, May 10, 2019

Darren, former chair of the NSGFIt is with a heavy heart we share that Vermont Space Grant Consortium lost their Director, Darren L. Hitt, on Friday, May 10, 2019. Darren was well recognized for his research, mentorship, compassion and ability to share his love of science and NASA. We lost a truly amazing man far too soon. Our heart breaks for his friends and family. Darren was the sitting Chair of National Space Grant Foundation; we thank him for his service.

Read more: https://www.corbinandpalmer.com/notices/DrDarren-Hitt

Middle-School Students are sending science experiment into space

Everybody knows all great science experiments begin with a salad spinner. Or at least that’s the case with one experiment I saw at St. Mary’s Catholic School last week where students were swirling melted crayons inside a salad spinner to replicate what might happen to melted crayons taking a ride on a rocket.

Read the full article: https://www.richmond.com/life/bill-lohmann/lohmann-st-mary-s-middle-school-students-will-send-their/article_774b3ab6-0954-5128-8080-482de8a86602.html

Kenneth sits on top of the 30,000 bushel grain bin on Engeling Farms property [Photo by J. Xu]

From the Farm to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Kenneth Engeling is finishing up his 4th year of his PhD studies in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences with a focus in low temperature plasmas. He comes from a small town farming community in which the farm has been in his family for 4 generations spanning nearly 140 years. Kenneth will be continuing his internship until the end of Summer 2019 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Read the post: https://blogs.nasa.gov/interns/2019/04/11/from-the-farm-to-nasas-kennedy-space-center/