On June 24, 2022 the VSGC completed week 1 of the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) Summer Academy. 63 students from high schools all over Virginia participated. Students had the opportunity to work at NASA Langley Research Center including tours of the Landing and Impact Research Facility “Gantry”, the Fabrication Lab, and model …
Students from Laurel Ridge Community College were sponsored by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) are attending a NASA/West Virginia Space Grant Hack Week Program this week at West Virginia University. The students and their faculty advisor, Melissa Stange worked on Fault Diagnosis for Safety-Critical Autonomous Systems. The educational and training activities introduced the participants …
Student interns learned the intricacies of flying UAVs(Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) as part of Thomas Nelson Community College’s Drone Program. The course, UMS 111 – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), is a custom course to prepare the students and faculty for a four-week internship in partnership with Virginia Tech. The co-leads on the hands-on training sessions …
Bringing Crewed Mission Planning to a New Digital Frontier
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is now offering an online alternative to our summer programs.
Summers at the Virginia Space Grant Consortium are busy. Our high school programs, which offer an online component, are very popular and run throughout the summer. The videos above show a glimpse of the week-long summer academies for three of our high school programs; VASTS, VESSS and Virginia Space Coast Scholars.
At the Virginia Tech session of BLAST (Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology), eighth and ninth graders learned about groundwater hydrology, volcanic hazards, physics, civil and environmental engineering, biomechanics and coding.
Did you know that VSGC offers programs and scholarships for students and faculty from middle school all the way to graduate school? We also offer opportunities for educators. Download an interactive pdf here to learn more.
NASA invites you to participate in a live event for college students discussing The Future of Space. Mark your calendar for April 29 at 2 p.m. EST time and come find your place in space!
VSGC supports a number of Innovative Projects every year for both K-12 and Higher Education projects. This year, 12 awards were made totaling over $80,000.