Our Mission In Georgia
The consortium provides help to students in math, science, and technology using “Space” as the attraction. Through consortium programs, a new workforce with advanced degrees in the fields of chemistry, physics, math, biology, engineering, education, environmental science, policy and management, and a host of other fields will strengthen the State’s aerospace capabilities.
For the past 20 years, the Georgia Space Grant Consortium has developed strong relationships with other organizations with similar objectives, and collaborates with other NASA programs.
Consortium members have also managed to tie existing University research with consortium activities highlighted in this website.
The GSGC has 16 University/College affiliates, one non-profit organization, and one industry affiliate.
The Georgia Space Grant Consortium:
National Space Grant History
NASA Space Grant Program
The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program was established in response to the need for a coordinated effort to help maintain America’s preeminence in aerospace science and technology. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA implemented the program in 1989. Institutions were chosen based on an evaluation of their existing aerospace activities as well as their plans to strengthen the national educational base for science, math, and technology. The National Space Grant Program is part of the Higher Education Division of NASA. There are consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.