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About GSGC
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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:

  • Provides funding for NASA Space Academies
  • Offers College/University scholarships
  • Conducts in-service and pre-service activities for teachers
  • Provides workforce development programs
  • Sponsors NASA summer internships for college students at NASA space academies
  • Provides opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative programs between universities, industry, and government
  • Develops aerospace related courses and curriculum
  • Conducts public service programs
  • 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.

    Program objectives:

  • Establish a network of colleges and universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields;
  • Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state, and local government;
  • Encourage interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aerospace;
  • Recruit and train professionals, especially underrepresented groups for careers in aerospace science, technology, and allied fields;
  • Promote a strong science, mathematics and technology base from elementary through university levels.