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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.  

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. 

Jun 22, 2023

Graduate Student Funding Available Now for Ghost Forest Research

North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Space Grant are offering a special joint funding opportunity for graduate student research on ghost forests. Full-time graduate students at colleges and universities in North Carolina are eligible to apply for the $10,000 award. 

Jun 15, 2023

Catalyst Makes STEM Accessible in NC 

Catalyst, a national award winning program of The Science House at NC State University, offers STEM opportunities for high school students with disabilities. Starting in high school,  students gain experience for a future in STEM through educational opportunities, field trips, internships and more. Recently, Catalyst students embarked on a field trip to the NASA Johnson Space Center where they went on behind the scenes tours with NASA professionals. In addition, students across the state were immersed in all-things STEM at the Reach for the Stars! Be a Star! STEM Fair in April.