Virginia Earth System Science Scholars in the News

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). The award recognizes exemplary mathematics, science, and integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student learning.


Read the press release here.


Read congratulatory letters from Senator Mark Warner here and Congressman Rob Wittman here.

A story about VESSS was featured on the NASA Langley website (2018). Read more about it here.

The Daily Press recently published an article about VESSS (2017). You can find the link here.

VESSS is featured on’s website (2016). Click here to read the article.

Contamination Control Highlighted in the Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) Summer Academy. VESSS made it into NASA Langley’s Engineering Directorate (July 18, 2016), under Special Recognition. Click here to see the Engineering Directorate.

Students Study Earth Science through the Lens of NASA Research.

High school students from across the state are gathered this week at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, to tackle planning for future missions to answer critical science questions around climate. Read the press release here.