2022-2023 Pre-Service Teachers Education Scholars Announced

November 30, 2022 | Michelle Yu

These teachers-in-training will gain unique access to NASA education specialists and materials, to help them bring NASA into their future classrooms....

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Accessible Space Science: IDEAS into Actions

November 21, 2022 | Michelle Yu

North Carolina Space Grant, in collaboration with the South Carolina and North Dakota Space Grant programs, brings together educators and NASA education specialists in the IDEAS workshops to field test activities and develop modifications for students with different needs. ...

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Teams Selected for NC Space Grant 2022-23 Team Experience and Competition Award

November 10, 2022 | Michelle Yu

NC Space Grant is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Team Experience and Competition Awards, which help undergraduate teams participate in STEM competitions. ...

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NC Space Grant Honored by NC Science Teachers Association

November 7, 2022 | Michelle Yu

North Carolina Space Grant was presented the 2022 Distinguished Service Award for Support of Outreach Science Education at the 53rd NC Science Teachers Association’s Professional Development Institute on Nov. 3....

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Coffee and Viz: Meteorological Modeling of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

October 12, 2022 | Michelle Yu

In this Coffee and Viz, Dr. Gary Lackmann from the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences and NC Space Grant research scholar Caleb Keaveney talk about the shrinking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and the meteorology behind it. ...

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Seeding Support of WSSU Astrobotany Lab

October 12, 2022 | Michelle Yu

When NC Governor Roy Cooper recently toured Winston-Salem State University, Dr. Rafael Loureiro, head of the WSSU Astrobotany Lab, was there with students to present the literal fruit of their labors: a tomato, grown from lunar-regolith soil. While on-campus, Cooper learned from students about the research they were doing to grow plants in space. ...

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Planting Seeds of Curiosity: NASA’s Plant the Moon Challenge

September 19, 2022 | Michelle Yu

North Carolina Space Grant is among partners working with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium for student projects in the NASA Space Grant Plant the Moon Challenge. The new project is one of four national awards announced through NASA Space Grant KIDS to provide experiences and lessons about NASA’s Artemis mission to return human explorers to the Moon and to Mars. ...

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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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