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The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) program, offered by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), has received the prestigious 2019 Programs That Work Award from the Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition (VMSC). ...

Applications are now open for the 2019 STEM Takes Flight NASA Research Experiences Program. Virginia Community College students in STEM fields with a GPA of at least 2.5 are eligible to apply. Students accepted to the program will work with NASA research advisors on designated projects over the course of a 10 week, 40-hour- per-week, paid summer research experience. More information...

BLAST will offer dynamic three-day residential summer experiences on the campuses of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and University of Virginia in the summer of 2019. Through innovative hands-on sessions taught by faculty members and staff, middle school and high school students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing in a college dorm....

Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is offering flight academies for selected high school students statewide in response to the looming national shortage of airline pilots and the growing need for aviation maintenance technicians and air traffic controllers....

Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with Averett University, held a STEM conference for K-12 educators October 20. Dr. Christine Darden, highlighted in the book Hidden Figures. In the STEM workshop, educators engaged in standards-aligned mathematics, science and engineering activities related to NASA's Katherine Johnson and her fellow Human Computers. Participants, who circulated throughout four different STEM sessions, received educational...

This summer, Rocketry at Virginia Tech competed at the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association's 2018 Spaceport America Cup. About 35 team members of the Rocketry at Virginia Tech team designed a rocket 10.5 feet long. The rocket had a total mass of 65 pounds and was designed to fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet....

Since 2008 Virginia Space Grant Consortium has provided Saturday technology sessions for 7th and 8th grade  students on the Peninsula. In 2018, students learned about robots and rockets, solar car races, electronic arms and snap circuit kits We also taught the students to fly drones. During the sessions, parents learned about technology as well as sources for college funding. To date...