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NASA Announces National Community College Aerospace Scholar (NCAS) Program!

Are you a community college student who dreams of having a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) career? Does it sound like fun to work on projects and share ideas with NASA engineers, educators, and scientists? Become a National Community College Aerospace Scholar (NCAS) and explore YOUR future!

Applications are due on August 18, 2014.

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Please note that a $30 non-refundable fee to cover the cost of meals and a NCAS polo shirt will be required from each student for the three-day experience at a NASA Center.

NCAS Online Work and Onsite Dates:
NCAS consists of 12 weeks of work online from July-September that focuses on space exploration. Students earning at least a 70% will be eligible for the onsite experience, which consists of working in a team environment while planning a mission to Mars.

Application Opens:June 4, 2014
Application Closes:August 18, 2014
Start Lessons Online:August 20, 2014
Final Lesson Due:September 24, 2014
Students Notified of Selection:October 6, 2014
Program Dates:November 5-7, 2014; November 12-14, 2014; December 3-5, 2014

Travel Funds Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the first of two 2014 Travel Grant application opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in fields of space science and engineering.

The Travel Grants, in the amount of $500, enable student recipients to attend professional meetings to present their research. The first 2014 Travel Grant application deadline is May 15, 2014. Jerry Soffen, a biologist by training, led a distinguished career in NASA, including serving as the Project Scientist for Viking and as an architect for the NASA Astrobiology Institute. The Travel Grant continues Jerry’s dedication to educating and involving future generations in space science and engineering pursuits. The electronic application materials and instructions are located on the Soffen Fund website: SoffenFund.org

Questions regarding the application or application process may be sent to: info@SoffenFund.org

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships

Applications are due on November 13, 2013, 6:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

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NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

What is NCAS?

NCAS encourages community college students to explore the exciting possibilities of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by engaging them in an online and hands-on NASA based team experience. Through a competitive process, applicants are required to complete web-based modules in addition to meeting basic qualifications. Selected students embark upon a 3-day onsite robotics team design challenge at a NASA Center. With this exciting STEM based experience, they will work in teams to complete the challenge, tour the NASA facilities, and interact directly with NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists! All travel and accommodation expenses are paid at no cost to the student.


Applications are due on November 26, 2013.

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Career Opportunities

Click here to view currently open career opportunities that employers have sent to the Ohio Space Grant Consortium.

Aerospace States Association Scholarship

Deadline to apply is April 30.

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Amelia Earhart Scholarship in Memory of Linda Olivo

Applications are due May 1.

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