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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 18, 2022

Full Circle: Alum Shows Students Cutting-Edge Aerospace

James Ainsworth is a man of many hats, including supporting commercial space launch and aerospace customers. As director of engineering services with Collier Aerospace and HyperX Software, he is equally serious about mentoring a students. 

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 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.…