NC Pre-Service Educators Participate in 5-day MUREP Educator Institute at NASA Langley Research Center

June 6, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

During the week of June 4th, 2018 funding from NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) provided the opportunity for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to participate in a 5-day MUREP Educator Institute at NASA...

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Former NC Space Grant Student Awardee is Going to Space!

May 24, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch has been assigned to spaceflights scheduled to launch in 2019. According to a recent NASA announcement, Astronaut Koch has been assigned to Expedition 59/60, which is set to launch to the International...

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UNC-Charlotte Astrobotics Robotic Team Takes 3rd Place in NASA Robotic Mining Competition

May 18, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

The UNCC Astrobotics Robotic Team, the 49er Miners, took third place in the Caterpillar Autonomy Award at the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center on Friday May 18th.  The team joined the...

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NC Space Grant Partners with RTI International to Support Drone Research Intern – The Future of Meaningful Research is Interdisciplinary

May 7, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

This past spring semester Maureen Catlow had the opportunity to intern at RTI International headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, NC. Maureen shared with us her thoughts about her research and experience, and how her...

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Winners Announced from the 2018 Community College High Altitude Ballooning Team Challenge and Competition

April 30, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

It was a cloudy day but that didn’t stop our six community college teams from launching    at the 4th Annual Community College Team Challenge and Competition Launch Event sponsored by NC Space Grant through...

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Get to Know Dr. Hirendra N Banerjee, Professor, Elizabeth City State University, Researcher of Osteoporosis in Micro-Gravity

April 30, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

The latest in our news series Get To Know features Dr. Hirendra N Banerjee, Professor, at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Q: How did you find out about the opportunity for funding with NC Space...

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Three Teams from North Carolina Launch at the NASA Student Launch Initiative – One Comes Up Big

April 26, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

The NASA Student Launch is a research-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity. It strives to provide relevant, cost-effective research and development of rocket propulsion systems. This project offers multiple challenges reaching a broad audience of middle...

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Durham Tech Swarms NASA for Incredible Competition Wins

April 25, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

Advisor Julie Hoover and student Dan Koris from the Durham Tech ProgrammBulls at the 2018 Swarmathon. The Third Annual Swarmathon took place from April 17 to 19, 2018 at NASA Kennedy Space Center. The NASA...

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Community Colleges Fly High at the 2018 SkillsUSANC Conference

April 25, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure that America has a skilled work force. Edgecombe Community College and Catawba Valley Community College — two community college teams who competed...

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East Carolina University Takes 3rd Place in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

April 25, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

Each year the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge features an engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. The annual event is a more complex follow-up to the...

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