• Space Grant Mentor Chris Impey Receives $1M Grant

    Space Grant Mentor Chris Impey Receives $1M Grant

    Congratulations to Space Grant Mentor, Chris Impey, for receiving a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support him in improving education for undergraduates. Dr. Impey is the first astronomer and UA professor to receive this...

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  • Space Grant Fellow Jason Davis Premiers "Desert Moon"

    Space Grant Fellow Jason Davis Premiers "Desert Moon"

    A new documentary tells the story of how the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Lab was founded and its groundbreaking work that helped the U.S. win the space race. FY2013 Space Grant Fellow Jason Davis explores this rich history of UA's involvement in the moon landings...

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  • Space Grant Associate Director Barron Orr Picked for UN Panel

    Space Grant Associate Director Barron Orr Picked for UN Panel

    Congratulations to Dr. Barron Orr, Arizona Space Grant Associate Director, who was chosen as a member of a United Nations panel that will translate the science of desertification into potential policy changes! The U.N. has sought to achieve a land-degradation-neutral world and...

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  • ASU Dust Devils Microgravity trip to JSC

    ASU Dust Devils Microgravity trip to JSC

    Congratulations to ASU's Dust Devils Microgravity team for their trip to JSC! Way to go ASU Dust Devils! Way to go Space Grant Interns!!! Pictured are Jack Lightholder, team lead, Alison Gibson, engineering lead, and Liz Dyer, science lead. They were fortunate enough to be on the same flight as...

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  • Arizona Space Grant Intern Goes from CubeSats to ISS

    Arizona Space Grant Intern Brandon Wagner, a 2012 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, Arizona, has been hired as the ISS Payload Integration Manager for The Boeing Company.   At ERAU, he was awarded FY 2011 and 2012 Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internships...

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  • Arizona Space Grant Intern Honored with 2013 Arizona Centennial Achievement Award

    Arizona Space Grant Intern Honored with 2013 Arizona Centennial Achievement Award

    Marianna Yanes, a two-year Arizona Space Grant Intern/Intern Advisor, and a first-generation college student, was one of only two University of Arizona (UA) undergraduate students selected to receive a prestigious Arizona Centennial Achievement Award at the Fall 2013...

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  • Gregory Mace, 2007 Space Grant Intern, 2008 NAU Grad

    Gregory Mace, 2007 Space Grant Intern, 2008 NAU Grad

    While a student at NAU, Gregory Mace participated in two Space Grant Internships. He worked closely with Dr. Lisa Prato at Lowell Observatory to study young, low-mass stars. This work combined almost 20 years of astronomical observations and resulted in two published papers that reveal the...

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WELCOME to the website of the Arizona Space Grant Consortium (AZSGC)!

Our consortium, led by a statewide team of managers and affiliate representatives, is part of The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, established by Congress in 1988. Space Grant contributes to the nation's science enterprise by implementing research, education and public service projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia. The original Space Grant competition resulted in the selection of 21 independent consortia (including Arizona's!). Subsequently, Space Grant consortia have been established in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Nationally, the Space Grant network has 830 affiliate members from academia, industry, government agencies, the military and nonprofit institutions. 32 of these are members and partners of Arizona's Space Grant Consortium.

The specific objectives of the program are:

  • To establish a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields;
  • To encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state and local governments;
  • To encourage interdisciplinary training research, and public-service programs related to aerospace;
  • To recruit and train professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities, for careers in aerospace science, technology, and allied fields; and
  • To promote a strong science, math, and technology educational base from elementary through university levels.

The AZSGC mission is to expand opportunities for Americans to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, and engineering education, research, and delivering high quality public education programs. Our goal is to integrate research with education to help build a diverse, scientifically literate citizenry and a well-prepared science, engineering and technology workforce.  We are proud of our students, programs and accomplishments and appreciate your interest in AZSGC!

Welcome from the AZSGC Managers!

Tim SwindleSusan BrewBarron OrrChandra Holifield Collins
Tom SharpCandace JacksonNadine BarlowKathleen StigmonRon Madler


Arizona/NASA Space Grant
The University of Arizona
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Tucson, AZ 85721-0092
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