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      Please join us for the 34th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, August 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Special guest speaker, Michell Thaller, Assistant Director for Science Communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Waukesha, WI native will discuss the United States’ “Return to the Moon.”  Registration for the event will open soon.

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      Effective January 1, 2024, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will adopt the new IRS mileage rate of .67 per mile.

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Application Process

First Nations Launch Rocket Team Registration Process

Rocket Team Registration Instructions


To Register and Apply

The faculty advisor must first register with WSGC before students/team members register. One exception to the order of registration exists. If the student team lead has never registered with WSGC, he/she must register before the advisor begins the Notice of Intent (NOI).

Advisor Application Process

STEP 1: Advisors, Co-Advisors, and Team Members must each create a profile within the NASA STEM Gateway system if they do not have one already created. A walkthrough may be found here.

STEP 2: First-time users must register as faculty on the WSGC website. The registration and sign-in tab can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the website. 

STEP 2: Sign in to your WSGC account. Applicants will be prompted to update personal information annually (if previously registered).

STEP 3: Select Manage Applications.

STEP 4: Under Grant Application Forms, select Rocket Launch Team (Create an NOI).

STEP 5: Complete and submit the Rocket Launch Team (Create NOI) Grant Application Form. The following information/documents will be submitted during this step:

  • Other WSGC funding received
  • Team Name
  • Co-Advisor (if applicable)
  • Student Team Lead
  • Grants Officer (if applicable)
  • Industry, Tripoli, National Rocketry Association Mentor Name and Email
  • Competition (First Nations Mars Challenge, First Nations Moon Challenge, First Nations Gateway Challenge)
  • Team Members List
Team Application Process

AFTER the faculty advisor completes the Notice of Intent (NOI), each team member will need to:

STEP 1: Register as an undergraduate student on the WSGC website. The registration and sign-in tab can be found on the upper right-hand corner of the website.

STEP 2: Sign in to your WSGC account. Applicants will be prompted to update personal information annually (if previously registered).

STEP 3: Select Manage Applications.

STEP 4: Under Grant Application Forms, select the appropriate program (First Nations Rocket Launch Competition). The following information/documents will be submitted during this step:

  • Other WSGC funding received
  • Team Name submitted by the Faculty Advisor
  • Resume (Not applicable for First Nations Launch)
  • Prior Rocket Experience
  • Media Release
  • Individual W9 (First Nations Launch Advisors/Co-advisors Only)

 

Contact Us

Please direct questions about the First Nations Launch program to:

FNL Program Office
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-551-6054
Email: fnl@carthage.edu

Rob Cannon
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
FNL Program Manager
Phone: 262-551-5727
Email: rcannon@carthage.edu


First Nations Launch

    WSGC NEWS

    • Save the Date: Annual Wisconsin Space Conference
      Please join us for the 34th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, August 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Special guest speaker, Michell Thaller, Assistant Director for Science Communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Waukesha, WI native will discuss the United States’ “Return to the Moon.”  Registration for the event will open soon.

      More >

    • Mileage Reimbursement Rate Updated
      Effective January 1, 2024, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will adopt the new IRS mileage rate of .67 per mile.

      More >

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