STEM

On April 9, 2021, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) hosted the 2021 Student Research Conference for the first time in a virtual environment with support from the Old Dominion University Office of Distance Learning,   During the conference, 36 Graduate Research Fellows and 12 Undergraduate Scholars presented their research findings in areas such as Aerospace, Structures and Materials, Astrophysics, and Applied...

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is happy to announce the opening of registration for the virtual 2021 Student Research Conference (SRC) set to be held on April 9, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Conference is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about VSGC-funded research of interest to NASA. Registration is required to attend. At the conference,...

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is happy to announce the GeoTEd-UAS Newsletter on February 9, 2021. The newsletter includes stories and updates on various projects from the 2020/2021 winter season, such as the support for High School educators completing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training and acquisition of remote pilot certification. Click here to download your copy today. For more information on GeoTEd-UAS visit...

Two educators from Hampton City Schools were provided funding from GeoTEd-UAS to complete the Unmanned Systems Remote Pilot Ground School (UMS-107) course offered by Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC). The educators were also supported to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate exam. Possessing a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate is required to legally fly small unmanned aircraft systems...

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium has about $80,000 total in program funding for member-led innovative project awards. We anticipate making 8 to 10 awards from this funding pool. We would like to solicit proposals for innovative projects in higher education, pre-college education, or informal education where a small grant would make a difference. Areas of interest for this solicitation include: Programs that include activities...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_gallery interval="3" images="20959,20958,20957,20956"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] On December 3, Richard Bland College of William & Mary (RBC), in partnership with the Virginia SpaceGrant Consortium (VSGC) and Virginia Tech, hosted a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) demonstration in the Pecan Groves located on the RBC campus in Petersburg Virginia. The event featured...

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Women And Drones. VSGC leads and administers the GeoTEd-UAS project funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) program. The project’s mission is to train the future small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) operator technician and geospatial technician workforce. The organizations will work together to engage...

  Today we are officially announcing a new webinar series, Science and Technology in our Changing World, hosted by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and Old Dominion University Office of Distance Learning. This two-part series will investigate how a changing world has impacted our past, present, and future. Understanding the origins of our world, from the big bang to the present day,...

With funding support from GO Virginia and in partnership with the Richard Bland College of William & Mary (RBC), the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Unmanned Systems Center at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) recently conducted an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Workforce Survey to inform future workforce development and education programs to train the UAS workforce. Faculty leaders from the NSF-funded GeoTEd-UAS project...