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NASA internships will be opening soon. VSGC offers STEM internships through CSIIP and STEM Takes Flight for both community college students in Virginia as well as undergraduates....

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is sponsoring the University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs for U.S.-based undergraduate and/or graduate students to design innovative solutions that address airport issues and constraints to enhance the management, safety, capacity and efficiency of the nation’s airports. Winning design proposals receive cash awards, and first place winners present their work at the National...

Lilly Balderson, a 2018 STEM Takes Flight participant, was named a co-inventor of a pending patent developed while she was an intern over the summer at NASA Langley. She was recently featured in the Tidewater News....

The Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) recently selected winners for its University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The prestigious competition encourages students to design innovative and practical solutions to challenges at our nation’s airports. Teams of students from the Florida Institute of Technology, University of Rhode Island, and Purdue University took home first place prizes in...

VASTS, VESSS and Virginia Space Coast Scholars wrapped up another successful year with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Almost 500 students participated in the VASTS (Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars) online class with 175 attending the Summer Academy at NASA Langley. These students represented over 175 high schools throughout Virginia. One hundred and eighty students, representing over 100 high schools, enrolled in...

This summer the STEM Takes Flight NASA Research Experiences program placed twenty community students at NASA Langley and three at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The 23 students, representing nine community colleges across Virginia, worked with NASA research advisers on designated projects for ten weeks this summer. Projects included testing of  novel polymeric coatings, inflatable habitats, landing gears for Martian Landers, wind tunnel operations,...

Virginia Space Grant Consortium sponsored a scholarship that included registration, flight, lodging, and ground transportation to one visually impaired student and parent chaperone to attend the Space Center University (Space Center U) Program for Students with Visual Impairment. The program was a challenging new three-day program for students with blindness or visual impairment, ages 15 through 18. It was held...

The GeoTEd-UAS Faculty Institute was hosted by Virginia Tech. 20 faculty returned for a second year of UAS training. Attendees developed skills and knowledge in operating small UAS and learned how to analyze data to make decisions. Led by the GeoTEd-UAS team, the Institute is a unique experience for faculty where they gain extensive hands-on experience in flying manual and autonomous...