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Michelle Yu

Mar 29, 2023

From North Carolina to NASA: Two NC Space Grant Alumni Share Their Paths to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Jimmy Acevedo and Julie Hoover are NC Space Grant alumni who are now employed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Read more about how they moved from NC to NASA, and the surprising way that NC Space Grant's High-Altitude Ballooning Challenge jump-started their journey 

Jan 9, 2023

2023-24 NC Space Grant Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities Open Now

NC Space Grant is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 undergraduate research scholarships and graduate research fellowships. 

Nov 30, 2022

2022-2023 Pre-Service Teachers Education Scholars Announced

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

Nov 21, 2022

Accessible Space Science: IDEAS into Actions

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.  

Nov 10, 2022

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

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. 

Nov 7, 2022

NC Space Grant Honored by NC Science Teachers Association

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. 

Oct 12, 2022

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

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. 

Oct 12, 2022

Seeding Support of WSSU Astrobotany Lab

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. 

Sep 19, 2022

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

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. 

Six young adults are standing in front of a building and carrying a long rocket together.

Aug 24, 2022

NC Space Grant Celebrates 2021-2022 Sponsored Teams Achievements

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.