Our consortium, led by a statewide team of managers and affiliate representatives, is part of The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program which was established by Congress in 1989. 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). Subsequently, Space Grant consortia have been established in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Nationally, the Space Grant network has 850 affiliate members from academia, industry, government agencies, the military and nonprofit institutions. 31 of these are members and partners of Arizona's Space Grant Consortium.
- 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.
NASA STEM Engagement.
Arizona Space Grant Consortium managers, members, and partners.
Download Arizona Space Grant Consortium logos for web and print publications.
Information about the pictographs and logos we use (seen throughout our website), developed for the Arizona Space Grant Consortium by Hopi-Cherokee artist Gerald Dawavendewa.
View a photo gallery of pictures from recent and past Arizona/NASA Space Grant Events.