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What is NC Space Grant?
NC Space Grant is a NASA-funded grant program that promotes, develops and supports aeronautics and space-related science, engineering and technology education and training in North Carolina. We partner with NASA, industry, nonprofit organizations and state government agencies to conduct programs designed to equip the current and future aerospace workforce of North Carolina.
NC Space Grant seeks STEM communications specialist
North Carolina Space Grant is accepting applications for a full-time STEM communications specialist to work at our office on NC State University's campus in Raleigh, NC. Preferred qualifications include: experience in science communication and five years of professional experience. Potential applicants can find the complete posting on the university website.
Doing Astrobotany Research is Nothing Like “The Martian” … Except When It Is
Real astrobotany is very different from the fictional exploits of Mark Watney, the botanist/engineer astronaut stuck on Mars in the story. However, some definite parallels exist between life and fiction. NC Space Grant graduate fellow Aurora Toennisson speaks about her research to grow plants on other planets, the challenges of astrobotany and how The Martian gets it wrong--and right.
IDEAS Team Leads DEIA Workshop for Inclusive Space Science Activities: Photo Gallery
The IDEAS Team, made up of the North Carolina, South Carolina and North Dakota Space Grant consortia, facilitated a workshop at the University of North Dakota for instructors to discuss ways to make space science more accessible to students. Teachers came from across the country to participate in this week-long Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Space Science Educators Workshop.