2015 NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is accepting applications for its 2015 Educational Partnership Program, or EPP, Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields that directly support NOAA's mission.

National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation, or NSF, is accepting applications for its East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes, or EAPSI, Fellowship Program. This program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with an opportunity to spend eight weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of seven host locations in East Asia and the Pacific. Host locations are Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan. The program is a collaboration between NSF and counterpart agencies in each host location.

2015 RASC-AL Aerospace Concepts Design Competition

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announce the 2015 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage, or RASC-AL, Aerospace Concepts competition. RASC-AL is a design project competition for university-level engineering students and faculty.

Solar System Ambassadors Program Accepting Applications

The NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassadors, or SSA, Program, a nationwide network of space enthusiast volunteers, is accepting applications through Sept. 30, 2014.

Highly motivated individuals will be given the opportunity to represent NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as volunteer Solar System Ambassadors to the public for a one-year, renewable term beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

2015 RASC-AL Robo-Ops Competition

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announce the 2015 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage Exploration Robo-Ops, also known as RASC-AL Robo-Ops, competition. This design competition is aimed at university-level engineering or science students.

The Peter Diamandis Bold Space Entrepreneur Scholarship

The Peter Diamandis Bold Space Entrepreneur Scholarship will be awarded annually to one student for their entrepreneurial efforts in the space industry. 

Applicants should submit an essay detailing either an entrepreneurial effort of theirs already in progress or one they wish to pursue. The applicant should also explain how the receipt of this award would benefit their existing or potential venture. There is no minimum or maximum for the essay, but around 500 words is recommended. Entries will be judged on boldness and feasibility.

The first prize award includes:

Space Grant Pizza Dinner and Planetarium Show

Join us Friday, September 19, 2014 (4:30-6:00 PM) for a Fall Semester Kick-Off at Flandrau Planetarium and Science Center! Socialize over pizza, followed by a private planetarium show. The show will feature "Desert Moon", created by FY13 SG Grad Fellow Jason Davis, followed by a spectacular planetarium show featuring new state-of-the-art projection equipment. Reserve your seats by responding to this poll by September 12!

Witter, Daniel

Daniel Witter is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Anthony Muscat from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Self-Assembly of Nanocrystal into Ribbons.”

Will-Cole, Alexandria

Alexandria Will-Cole is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. She works with Rick Bennett from Department of Geosciences conducting research on “Detection and Attribution of Sea Level Rise along the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada.”

Westermann, Mathilde

Mathilde Westermann is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geoscience. She works with Malcolm Hughes from Tree-Ring Lab conducting research on “Timing of growth in  forests.”

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