News and Awards
2022 Midwest Regional Space Grant Directors MeetingWisconsin Space Grant will host the biennial midwest regional meeting of Space Grant staff at the Wingspread Retreat and Executive Conference Center on July 25-26, 2002. State consortia staff from across the country and their Affiliates are invited to join us for a crowd-sourced meeting with agenda items and themes contributed by members.Read “2022 Midwest Regional Space Grant Directors Meeting”
Your Place in Space ChallengeRead “Your Place in Space Challenge”
The U.S. Department of Education invites high schools to submit designs for a product or service that will contribute to space missions and explorations. Award: At least $5,000.
Applications due October 30, 2023.
Aerospace Jam - Drone CompetitionNearly 50 high-school students from around the state of Wisconsin gathered at Fiserv Forum to compete in the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Aerospace Jam event.Read “Aerospace Jam - Drone Competition”
Mileage Reimbursement Rate UpdatedEffective January 1, 2023, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will adopt the new IRS mileage rate of .655 per mile.Read “Mileage Reimbursement Rate Updated”
Educator Professional Development eventsWanting to bring aeronautics into your classroom? Looking for great ideas, new lessons, and engaging activities? Join NASA’s Educator Professional Development Collaborative team for free, virtual professional development webinars.Read “Educator Professional Development events”
Save the Date - 33rd Annual Wisconsin Space ConferenceThe 33rd Annual Wisconsin Space Conference will take place Friday, August 11, 2023, at BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute in Fitchburg, WI, featuring Astronomer, Dr. Kenneth Sembach.Read “Save the Date - 33rd Annual Wisconsin Space Conference”
D.O.O.R.S. $5K ScholarshipThe BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute) is partnering with Promega to provide the Diversification of Our Research Scientists (D.O.O.R.S) Scholarship to 10 talented undergraduate students. Apps are due Sep. 30, 2022.Read “D.O.O.R.S. $5K Scholarship”
Drones in Space!Join us for the 32nd Annual Wisconsin Space Conference at Carroll University on August 12, 2022. Special guest speakers include Matthew Wallace and Tim Canham from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Early bird registration ends July 14th. REGISTER TODAY!Read “Drones in Space!”
NASA Fall Internship ProgramRead “NASA Fall Internship Program”NASA Internship Programs is accepting applications for Fall 2022 Internships now. For full consideration apply prior to July 11, 2022.This summer, WSGC sponsored interns at Goddard Space Flight Center, Headquarters, and Johnson Space Center.
First Nations Launch Announcement: 2022 ChampionsWisconsin Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the 2022 NASA Artemis Student Challenge: First Nations Launch winning teams.Read “First Nations Launch Announcement: 2022 Champions”
Embedded Teacher Program Preparing for Zero-Gravity FlightWSGC’s Embedded Teacher Program will take flight May 9-12, 202 on ZERO-G’s G-Force One Aircraft. Conducting experiments in 11 minutes of weightlessness will be four middle school teachers from Wisconsin, Georgia, Iowa and Texas. Wisconsin Band Director, Lisa Werner, St. Bruno Parish School, will conduct music-focused experiments while in flight.Read “Embedded Teacher Program Preparing for Zero-Gravity Flight”
Elijah Balloon Application Deadline ExtendedBe a part of the Great American Eclipse Elijah High-Altitude Balloon Project for 10 weeks this summer at Milwaukee School of Engineering. $4,000/$5,000 scholarships are available. Applications Due March 14, 2022.Read “Elijah Balloon Application Deadline Extended”