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

Our mission is to expand opportunities for Americans to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, engineering education, research, and by delivering high quality public education programs.

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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 the Arizona Space Grant Consortium!

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Dr. Tim Swindle: UA/NASA Space Grant Director

Dr. Tim Swindle

Arizona/NASA Space Grant Consortium Director

Susan Brew: AZSGC Manager

Susan Brew

Arizona/NASA Space Grant Consortium Manager

Dr. Chandra Holifield Collins: UA/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Dr. Chandra Holifield Collins

UA/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Dr. Yancy Shirley: UA/NASA Space Grant Assistant Director

Dr. Yancy Shirley

UA/NASA Space Grant Assistant Director

Dr. Tom Sharp: ASU/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Dr. Tom Sharp

ASU/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Desiree Crawl: ASU/NASA Space Grant Coordinator

Desiree Crawl

ASU/NASA Space Grant Coordinator

Dr. Nadine Barlow: NAU/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Dr. Nadine Barlow

NAU/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Kathleen Stigmon: NAU/NASA Space Grant Coordinator

Kathleen Stigmon

NAU/NASA Space Grant Coordinator

Dr. Ron Madler: ERAU/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Dr. Ron Madler

ERAU/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Dr. Elliot Bryner: ERAU/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Dr. Elliot Bryner

ERAU/NASA Space Grant Associate Director

Collin (center) and his project team mates Nate (left) and Ryan (right), tour a local food distribution center with tour guide Haley (far right). The group is posing in front of an informational poster about the distribution center.

Check out current research on unmanned aerial vehicles to assist in food transportation, by 2017 NAU AZ/NASA Space Grant Intern, Collin Krawczyk!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Collin Krawczyk is currently interning at NASA Ames Research Center, designing an unmanned aerial vehicle to assist in transporting food to food banks.

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Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shows samples of rainwater that were collected by citizens in parts of California and Arizona as part of Project Harvest.

Check out current research by AZSGC super star Mónica Ramirez-Andreotta

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mónica was a UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern and two-year Graduate Fellow. She’s now a UA assistant professor, still pursuing her Space Grant Fellowship effort to monitor the quality of vegetables grown in home gardens neighboring the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter Superfund Site.

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Portrait of Adriana Mitchell

Congratulations to 2017 AZ Space Grant Intern, Adriana Mitchell, Barry Goldwater Scholarship Awardee!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Congratulations to 2017 AZ/NASA Space Grant Intern, Adriana Mitchell, who was awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation!

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Brenda Fry points out the location of newly discovered star on a computer screen.

Space Grant Faculty Mentor, Brenda Frye, Announces Discovery of Star 9 Billion Light Years Away

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The University of Arizona has announced a new discovery that has enabled astronomers to see the most distant star ever. It's nine billion light years away.

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