Exploring the business of space

Susmita Mohanty speaking

Space exploration has entered the business mainstream. On November 9, over 200 space enthusiasts and professionals packed the Museum of Flight in Seattle to attend The New Space Age: The Business Case to Dream Conference, organized by The Economist and sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the Sierra Nevada Corporation.

North Seattle College’s rocketry program takes flight

NSC students and faculty, Mansfield 2015

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

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

Pacific Science Center exhibit shines spotlight on research by local NASA scientists

Many scientists working in the fields of space physics and planetary science (myself included) grew up looking up at the stars and wondering what was out there. Asked what we wanted to do when we grew up, we would say: “I want to explore the solar system and help send people to other planets.” Now … Continue reading

NWIC rocket team successful at NASA rocket launch competition

On April 21, Northwest Indian College’s rocket team, the RPGs, put its rocket to the ultimate test at NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) flight competition in Huntsville, Alabama. The students competed with college and university teams from across the nation to see whose rocket could come closest to a 1-mile altitude goal and safely … Continue reading

Congratulations to Washington’s ‘Science Champions’

When the Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) announced its 2012-2013 Science Education Advocate Awards this week, we were proud to see two WSGC collaborators among the four individuals being recognized. The annual award recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations, and/or project teams who have exhibited exceptional support and advocacy for science education … Continue reading

Space Grant welcomes new WWU representative

Photo by Dylan Koutsky | WWU Communications and Marketing intern News from Western Today: Edward Geary has been hired as director for the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMATE) Program at Western Washington University. As director, he will also serve as the Space Grant representative on the WWU campus. Geary, who started at Western in … Continue reading

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