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Oct 24, 2022

New NC Space Education Ambassadors Named

NC Space Grant announces the third annual cohort of the North Carolina Space Education Ambassadors (NCSEA) program. NC Space Grant expanded the number of ambassadors this year, with 16 teachers from… 

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. 

Three agar plates illuminated with UV light to reveal bacterial colonies

Sep 21, 2022

Climate Change and Resistance to Antibiotics

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a serious public health issue. Maya Hoon, recipient of the NC Space and Sea Grant joint fellowship, talks about her work examining how heavy metals in surface water and climate change may be linked to an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Neuse River Basin. 

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. 

Sep 7, 2022

Countdown Complete: Future Teachers can Apply for NASA Scholarships now!

University juniors and seniors planning a teaching career can apply for NASA scholarships and professional training from NC Space Grant. The deadline is Oct. 17 for the 2022-2023 academic year.… 

Sep 7, 2022

Ready, Set, Compete! Apply for a Team Competition Award

NC Space Grant’s annual Team Experience and Competition Awards are now open. Undergraduate, community college and graduate students can propose collaborative team experiences that build toward a future competition. Awarded… 

Sep 6, 2022

Apply for an MSI STEM Scholarship

Students at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in the state can now apply for NC Space Grant opportunities to support them as they begin journeys to lead future STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — efforts in the state and beyond.   

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. 

Aug 11, 2022

NC Space Grant seeks STEM communications specialist

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.