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    Expanding Frontiers is the official newsletter of Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium.

    Here you will find the latest information about Space Grant scholarships and fellowships, internships at NASA Centers and at our partners in private industry, teacher resources, community events and much more.

    This is also where we share stories from our students, alumni, and members. We are always happy to receive news and announcements from the Space Grant community.

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The new WSGC Newsletter for Teachers is out

The latest issue of our e-letter for teachers is out! Learn about NASA climate change resources for your classroom, get lesson ideas for adding aeronautics to introductory physics, and hear and see a preview of the “Origins: Life and the Universe” concert coming up in November.

The new WSGC Newsletter for Teachers is out

The latest issue of our e-letter for teachers is out! Learn how to bring engineering design principles into your classroom, help map global soil moisture, enjoy the ISEC Family Science Fest at the Museum pf Flight and more.

NSC students and faculty, Mansfield 2015

North Seattle College’s rocketry program takes flight

Last spring, North Seattle College Instructor Tracy Furutani and his students began building two high-powered rockets. Their goal was to successfully launch their rockets and recover the telemetry data obtained by the rockets during flight. The article below is taken from the group’s final report, written by student Amber Hackney. The major outcomes of the … Continue reading

2015 UW HAZE launch

High Altitude Zeppelin Experiment launches successfully

Last April, the UW High Altitude Zeppelin Experiment (HAZE) team successfully launched a high altitude, semi-rigid airship from Moses Lake. The airship was in the air for 120 minutes and landed approximately 10 kilometers northwest of Walla Walla — nearly 135 kilometers away from where it started. “This launch was two years in the making, … Continue reading

NASA intern, 2014

Time to think about summer internships

Applications are beginning to open for undergraduate summer internships around the country. Now is a good time to update your resume and start contacting your professors and research mentors for references. Keep in mind that many application cycles close in January and early February. Below are three exciting opportunities to help you get started on … Continue reading

The new WSGC Newsletter for Teachers is out

The latest issue of our e-letter for teachers is out! Observe the moon, celebrate Earth Science Week, volunteer as a teen leader and help select speaker topics for PSC’s Pacific Science Center Teen Science Café, and more.

Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium received an additional NASA grant of just under $500,000 to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at our state’s community colleges and technical schools. The proposal was ranked third among the 35 winning proposals. Collaborators include the University of Washington, Central Washington University, Northwest … Continue reading

EvCC student Amy Felt lands second NASA internship

For Everett Community College student Amy Felt, a second internship at NASA Kennedy Space Center has meant a chance to work in the Cryogenics Test Laboratory and stretch her engineering skills in new directions. “The Cryogenics Test Laboratory has a one-of-a kind capability for research, development and application of cross-cutting technologies,” she explained. “The overall … Continue reading

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