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Mar 13, 2024

NC Space Symposium Speakers Highlight NASA Missions, Earth Analog Research, and Open Science

The 2024 North Carolina Space Symposium: Explore Earth and Beyond features diverse talks ranging from NASA Missions and career growth to planetary research, environmental justice, and community-engaged open science. 

Satellite image of the US East Coast and runoff after Hurricane Florence in 2018

Mar 6, 2024

NC Space Symposium Features NC Research that Explores Earth From Space

This year’s North Carolina Space Symposium features exciting talks from NC researchers whose work explores Earth from space. The speakers’ research ranges from monitoring the climate to mapping floods and measuring water elevation.

Two-image collage. Left image is of student conducting experiment, which involves using a pipet. Right picture is student posing beside a mini replica of NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Telescope.

Mar 4, 2024

Reflecting the Future: Revolutionizing Space Exploration with Liquid Mirrors

The exploration of space has always been at the forefront of human curiosity and scientific advancement. One critical aspect of space exploration is our ability to observe and understand the universe beyond our atmosphere. Telescopes play a pivotal role in this endeavor, allowing us to peer into the depths of space. As space exploration demands more agile and efficient instruments, researchers at NASA have turned their attention to the use of liquid mirrors.

Feb 28, 2024

What is Open Science? Students are Invited to Find Out at NASA-led Open Science Workshop

North Carolina Space Grant invites students to register for the North Carolina Space Symposium and attend an open science workshop. The Symposium will take place March 22, 2024, at the McKimmon Center on NC State University’s campus in Raleigh, NC. 

Aerial view of residential area along the shoreline in Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Feb 15, 2024

Graduate Student Funding Available Now for Interdisciplinary Research

North Carolina Space Grant and North Carolina Sea Grant are offering a joint funding opportunity for graduate student interdisciplinary research. Full-time graduate students at colleges and universities in North Carolina are eligible to apply for the $10,000 award. Applications are due April 8, 2024.

Feb 9, 2024

Registration Opens for 2024 North Carolina Space Symposium

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the 2024 North Carolina Space Symposium: Explore Earth and Beyond, on Friday, March 22, at the McKimmon Center on NC State University’s campus. Registration is now open and available through March 15, 2024.

Students conducting various research projects

Jan 12, 2024

Accepting Applications: 2024-25 NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship and Undergraduate Research Scholarship

North Carolina Space Grant has opened its signature funding opportunities, the Graduate Research Fellowship and the Undergraduate Research Scholarship, for applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

Dec 18, 2023

NC Space Grant, Sea Grant and WRRI Seek Communications Director

Three statewide federal partnership programs based at NC State University are seeking a communications director. The application process is detailed in the full posting at

Dec 14, 2023

NC Space Grant Welcomes 2023-2024 STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholars

North Carolina Space Grant welcomes its new group of STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholars. Throughout the academic year, this scholarship program will provide selected future teachers with NASA content in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to enthusiastically teach impactful STEM topics.

Dec 5, 2023

NC Space Grant 2023-2024 MSI STEM Bridge and Pathways Scholars Announced

North Carolina Space Grant presents its new groups of Minority Serving Institution (MSI) STEM Bridge Scholars and MSI STEM Pathways Scholars.  In total, 20 distinguished students will explore and cultivate knowledge about NASA and related STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — opportunities.