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New! Fall 2015 Call For Proposals!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in CTSGC, Deadlines, Featured, News | 0 comments

The application deadline for the Fall 2015 Call for proposals is Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM.   For information on available awards and application procedures visit either the students or the faculty page of our website....

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Career & Grants Exposition 2015 – Updated Company List!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in CTSGC, Events, Expositions, Featured, News | 0 comments

Come join us at the upcoming Career and Grants Exposition at the Pratt & Whitney Museum and Hangar Friday, September 25 from 2 to 4 PM!  To sign up, please use the links in the banner at the top of our page under the menubar. This year, the special guest speaker will be Dr. Lynn Rothschild, formerly a Connecticut resident and currently a NASA scientist.  To read information about her, or to learn more in general about the Expo, visit the Career and Grants Expo event page on our site. Update: Here is a list of companies that are participating in the Exposition this year! American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists CCAT – Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Connecticut Invention Convention Kell-Strom Tool Co. Inc. Otis Elevator Pioneer Aerospace Pratt & Whitney Sikorsky Synovel Laboratory, LLC UTC Aerospace Systems UT...

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ACRP University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs – Open!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

The 2015-16 Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs challenges both individuals and teams of undergraduate and graduate students working under the guidance of a faculty advisor to address issues currently facing airports and the National Airspace System.  The Competition offers open-ended, real-world issues in four broad challenge areas:  Airport Operation and Maintenance; Runway Safety, Runway Incursions and Runway Excursions; Airport Environmental Interactions, and Airport Management and Planning.   ACRP Design Competition Guidelines 2015-6 (pdf) Competition Website    The following new challenges have been added in each of the four challenge areas:  Approaches to addressing cybersecurity issues with respect to integrity of aircraft and airport systems Safety considerations for drones operating in or near the airport environment—issues and constraints as well as benefits and costs Integration of alternative energy-producing and energy-saving technology into the airport...

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NASA HERO Solicitation Released; Accepting Proposals

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Deadlines, Featured, News | 0 comments

NASA’s latest Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)” solicits research in support of the administration’s Human Research Program (HRP).  The HRP contains various elements and disciplines concerning human health and space exploration, and is partnered through a Cooperative Agreement with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).  More detailed information on this opportunity below: “The HRP contains six Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health and Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Behavioral Health and Performance, Space Human Factors and Habitability, and International Space Station Medical Project. Fourteen disciplines or areas support the Program: Behavioral Health and Performance, Bone, Cardiovascular, Extravehicular Activity, Immunology, Medical Capabilities, Muscle, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Radiation, Sensorimotor, Advanced Food Technology, Advanced Environmental Health, and Space Human Factors Engineering.   The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is a non-profit organization competitively selected by NASA that uses an integrated team...

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NASA AAQ Quality Assurance Workshop Invitation

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

  Invitation to NASA Workshop on Quality Assurance for Academic Space Projects   Auburn University and NASA are hosting a one day educational and networking session on quality assurance for academic space projects and payloads including small SAT, cube SAT, rocket and high altitude balloon.  This event is part of the NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality (AAQ) at Auburn University (Alice Smith and Jeff Smith, PIs) sponsored by NASA HQ.  There will be presentations by NASA experts and by veteran academic leaders of space bound projects.  Networking will be facilitated to share lessons learned and best practices. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at NASA Marshall Flight Center’s Training Center in Huntsville, AL from approximately 8 AM until 3:30 PM. The target audience includes engineering academics who are interested in learning more about quality assurance for academic...

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Future Engineers: 3-D Space Container Challenge

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Attention all K-12 teachers and students: Put your engineering skills to the test and try your hand at NASA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation’s 3-D Space Container Challenge! Launch Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efwHYbYMOSM   Future Engineers: 3-D Space Container Challenge Audience: K-12 Educators and Students Entry Deadline: Aug. 2, 2015 NASA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation are challenging K-12 students to create a model of a container for space using 3-D modeling software. Astronauts need containers of all kinds — from advanced containers for studying fruit flies to simple containers for collecting Mars rocks or storing an astronaut’s food. The ability to 3-D print containers in space — on demand — will let humans venture farther into space. That’s why we are challenging students to start designing for space now. Design entries could be for a...

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Xploration Outer Space: #StudentAstronaut Contest Open!

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Enter a video submission into the #StudentAstronaut Contest for a chance to feature on FOX’s STEM based TV series “Xploration Outer Space” alongside host Emily Calandrelli! Details can be found on the Xploration Station Facebook page, the main contest page, or in the flyer below. StudentAstronaut Contest Details...

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