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Community College Quadcopter Challenge

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in CTSGC, Events, Featured | 0 comments

The NASA CT Space Grant Consortium at the University of Hartford is proud to host the Connecticut Community College Quadcopter Challenge that will be taking place on Friday, May 13, 2016.  Teams competing in the CC Quadcopter Challenge will have to navigate their own quadcopters throughout a series of tasks.  This year the following teams will be participating:  Housatonic Flyers (Housatonic CC), NV Flying High (NVCC), Quad Squad A (NCCC), Quad Squad B (NCCC), and Quinebaug Quadcopter (QVCC). The challenge starts at 2PM and should last no longer than 3 hours; Bring your friends and come support the teams that have worked hard all semester!   On-campus location TBD.  Check back soon for updates!...

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Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in CTSGC, Events, Featured | 0 comments

Come see Dr. Mae Jemison speak about the achievements and obstacles faced throughout her life! A Peace Corp volunteer, NASA astronaut, and now principal of the 100 Year Starship Project, Mae Jemsion is a strong advocate for STEM education and the application of science and technology to every day life.  Admission is free and will be open to the public. Bring all your family and friends!  There will be a reception following the lecture at the Observatory. This year’s Sturm Memorial Lecture at Wesleyan University is being held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 8 PM in the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. 2016 Sturm Lecture Poster – Mae Jemison...

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Call For Apps Spring 2016! DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in CTSGC, Deadlines, Events, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Due to inclement weather, the deadline has been extended.  The new deadline is Tuesday, February 9th at 2:00 PM.   The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium’s Spring 2016 awards are now open for applications!  Aside from Scholarship, Fellowship, Research, Internship, and Travel Grants, the CTSGC has created a Student-Faculty Summer Research Project Grant that will enable undergraduate students, university and/or community college, to gain meaningful research experience in CTSGC Affiliate research laboratories. Faculty and students may submit joint applications for this new type of grant up until March 5, 2016. For more information please see Higher Education >> Faculty / Students  ...

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RockOn Workshop!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Learn how to build sounding rocket payloads and launch them into space! Apply to the RockOn Workshop for Summer 2016 (Deadline March 15, 2016). For more information, please visit

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Aircraft Readiness Engineering Workshop

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Learn about aerospace engineering through demos and lectures, build RC aircraft, tour a U.S. Navy/ Marine Base, fly in a real military aircraft! Apply to the Aircraft Readiness Engineering Workshop. Application deadline is March 15, 2016. Check out the link below for more information.

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SSEP STEM Opportunity for ISS Mission 10

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education have announced Mission 10 to the International Space Station. The Students Spaceflight Experiment Program is a STEAM education opportunity that immerses grade 5-16 students across a community in an authentic, high visibility research experience, where student teams design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station. Each participating community will be provided a real microgravity research mini-laboratory capable of supporting a single experiment, and all launch services to fly the experiment to the International Space Station in Fall 2016.  The experiment will then be returned safely to Earth for student harvesting and analysis. All interested communities are asked to inquire by December 11, 2015 in order to allow schools/districts the time needed to assess interest...

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Kerbal Space Program Mun Shot Competition

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in CTSGC, Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Come and join the Kerbal Space Program Mun Shot event to be held from 10 AM to 2 PM at Eastern Connecticut State University on Saturday, November 21!  Participating teams will use provided copies of the KerbalEdu space flight simulator game to launch a virtual spacecraft to a satellite and back.  It is a great opportunity to practice physics, math and engineering skills, as well as to have fun!  Registration is open to all. To sign up or to find out more please contact

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