Space grant colleges

Space grant colleges

The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for space-related research. Each consortium is based in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and consists of multiple independent institutions, with one of the institutions acting as the lead.

The U.S. Congress established the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in 1988; NASA administers the program, and first took that role in 1989.

The program claims the following objectives [http://astrosun.tn.cornell.edu/SpaceGrant/] :
* Establish and maintain a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields;
* Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state and local governments;
* Encourage interdisciplinary training, research and public service programs related to aerospace;
* Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology; and,
* Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.

Space grant colleges are not to be confused with land-grant colleges (a program instituted in 1862), sea-grant colleges (instituted in 1966) or sun-grant colleges (instituted in 2003).

Participating institutions

* [http://www.uah.edu/ASGC/ Alabama Space Grant Consortium]
**Auburn University
**University of Alabama
**University of Alabama at Birmingham
**University of Alabama in Huntsville
**University of South Alabama
**Alabama A&M University
**Tuskegee University
*University of Alaska Fairbanks
*American University
* [http://spacegrant.arizona.edu/ Arizona Space Grant Consortium]
**Arizona State University
**Northern Arizona University
**University of Arizona
**Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
*University of Arkansas at Little Rock
*Brown University
* [http://calspace.ucsd.edu/casgc/affiliates.html California Space Grant Consortium]
**University of California, San Diego - headquarters
**Cal Poly Pomona
**Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
**California State University, Long Beach
**California State University, Los Angeles
**California State University, Sacramento
**California State University, San Bernardino
**Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
**San Diego State University
**Santa Clara University
**Stanford University
**University of California, Berkeley
**University of California, Davis
**University of California, Irvine
**University of California, Los Angeles
**University of California, Riverside
**University of California, Santa Barbara
**University of California, Santa Cruz
**University of Southern California
*College of Charleston
*University of Colorado at Boulder
*Cornell University
*University of Delaware
* [http://fsgc.engr.ucf.edu/affiliates.html Florida Space Grant Consortium]
**Astronauts Memorial Foundation
**Bethune-Cookman University
**Brevard Community College
**Eckerd College
**Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
**Florida A&M University
**Florida Atlantic University
**Florida Gulf Coast University
**Florida Institute of Technology
**Florida International University
**Florida Southern College
**Florida State University
**Higher Education Consortium
**Kennedy Space Center
**Space Florida Authority
**University of Central Florida
**University of Florida
**University of Miami
**University of North Florida
**University of South Florida
**University of West Florida
*Georgia Institute of Technology
*University of Hartford
*University of Hawaii at Manoa
*NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium
**University of Idaho
*University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Illinois Institute of Technology
*Iowa State University
*Johns Hopkins University
* [http://www.nasainkansas.org/ksgc/kansas_space_grant_consortium_ksgc/ Kansas Space Grant Consortium]
**Kansas State University
**University of Kansas
**Wichita State University
*Louisiana State University
*Maine Space Grant Consortium
**University of Maine
**University of New England
**University of Southern Maine
*Massachusetts Institute of Technology
*University of Michigan
*University of Minnesota
*University of Mississippi
*Missouri University of Science and Technology
*Montana State University
*University of Nebraska at Omaha
*University and Community College System of Nevada
*University of New Hampshire
*New Mexico State University
*North Carolina State University
*University of North Dakota
*Ohio Aerospace Institute
*University of Oklahoma
*Oregon State University
*Pennsylvania State University
*University of Puerto Rico
*Purdue University
*Rice University
*South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
*Stevens Institute of Technology
*Texas A&M University
*University of Texas at Austin
*University of Utah
*Utah State University
*University of Vermont
*Vanderbilt University
* [http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/ Virginia Space Grant Consortium]
**College of William and Mary
**Hampton University
**Old Dominion University
**University of Virginia
**Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
*University of Washington
*Western Kentucky University
*West Virginia University
*University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
*University of Wyoming

ee also

*Land Grant Colleges
*Sea Grant Colleges
*Sun Grant Colleges

External links

* [http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/Space_Grant.html NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program site]
* [http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/58251main_Space_Grants.pdf National Directory of Space Grant Contacts]
* [http://www.uah.edu/ASGC/ Alabama Space Grant Consortium Official Site]
* [http://calspace.ucsd.edu/casgc/affiliates.html California Space Grant Consortium Official Site]
* [http://fsgc.engr.ucf.edu/affiliates.html Florida Space Grant Consortium]


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