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NC Space Grant Celebrates 2021-2022 Sponsored Teams Achievements

August 24, 2022 | Michelle Yu

NC Space Grant is pleased to offer congratulations to eleven of our Team Experience and Competition sponsored student teams who have recently earned national honors. The teams participated in nine unique national and international competitions with focuses from lunar mining vehicles to autonomous underwater vehicles....

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NC Space Grant seeks STEM communications specialist

August 11, 2022 | Michelle Yu

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....

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Doing Astrobotany Research is Nothing Like “The Martian” … Except When It Is

August 9, 2022 | Michelle Yu

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....

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IDEAS Team Leads DEIA Workshop for Inclusive Space Science Activities: Photo Gallery

August 3, 2022 | Michelle Yu

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. ...

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