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Ghost Forest of dying trees in an estuary

Sep 20, 2023

Ghost Forest Research to Feature NASA, NOAA Data

Spencer Rhea, a Ph.D. student in biology at Duke University, is investigating when and where ghost forests will form next. Using satellite data to evaluate water color, Rhea is mapping coastal water salinity for research funded by North Carolina Sea Grant and NC Space Grant. 

Marsh habitat

Sep 13, 2023

Investigating the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Tidal Marshes of Hyde County

In this guest blog, Allie Best, 2022-23 NC Sea Grant - NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellow, investigates the impact of sea level rise on tidal marshes and Swamp Sparrow habitat. Best also provides education resources for educators interested in teaching about this topic. 

Researcher presenting research and speaking to audience

Sep 5, 2023

NC Space Grant’s 2024 Faculty Research Grants Now Accepting Proposals 

The NC Space Grant 2024 Faculty Research Grant is now accepting proposals to develop new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) related research projects or to pursue new research directions that meaningfully engage students. The deadline for proposals is November 30, 2023 

Team members carrying rocket

Sep 5, 2023

NC STEM Teams: Apply for a 2023-24 Team Competition Award

North Carolina Space Grant’s Team Competition and Experience Grant Program is accepting applications until Friday, October 13, 2023.  

Student examining plants in research laboratory

Sep 5, 2023

Two NC Space Grant 2023-24 MSI Scholarships Now Open for Applications

Students at eligible Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) can now apply to two MSI scholarships, the MSI STEM Pathways Scholarship and the MSI STEM Bridge Scholarship. Applications are being accepted until Monday, October 16, 2023.  

Sep 5, 2023

Future Teachers: Apply for a NASA/NC Space Grant Education Scholarship

Future STEM teachers can apply to NC Space Grant’s STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship now until Monday, October 16, 2023.  

Graphs showing x-ray images of galaxies

Aug 17, 2023

NC Space Grant Congratulates 2023-24 Graduate Research Fellows

North Carolina Space Grant proudly announces its 2023-24 graduate research fellows. Fourteen graduate students will conduct science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research to benefit NASA, commercial space or the International Space Station. For example, their projects include investigating star formation, advancing space vehicles, and making bio-based building materials.  

Student and seeds

Aug 10, 2023

NC Space Grant Congratulates 2023-24 Undergraduate Research Scholars

NC Space Grant announces its new 2023-24 undergraduate research scholars. They will conduct impressive research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

student collecting water samples

Aug 4, 2023

NC Space Grant and Sea Grant Announce New Joint Fellow

North Carolina Space Grant and Sea Grant programs are pleased to announce the 2023-24 joint research fellow. Colleen Brown, a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science, is studying water quality in the Lower Cape Fear River Watershed.   

Team members at competition

Jul 25, 2023

NC Space Grant Celebrates 2022-2023 Awarded Teams Achievements

North Carolina Space Grant congratulates 11 student teams who competed in 2022-2023 NASA and related STEM competitions. The awarded teams diligently solved STEM challenges, such as launching and sustaining rockets thousands of feet in the air, or efficiently mining through simulated lunar matter.