The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium sponsors education and research programs in the state of Wyoming in support of NASA missions, serving as a link between citizens of the state and NASA programs. It is one of 52 consortia representing each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Our programs include research fellowships and internships for students at the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges, scholarship programs for community college students in STEM majors, grants for college and university faculty, and educational resources and programs for Wyoming K-12 students and teachers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

December 9:  Application deadline for upcoming Undergraduate Eclipse Ballooning Project

December 15:  Proposal deadline for FY 2023 NASA EPSCoR R3 Research Grants

March 1, 2023:  Application deadline for 2023 NASA Center Summer Internships

March 2–3, 2023:  National Council of Space Grant Directors’ Meeting in Washington, D.C.

March 5–7, 2023:  Wyoming State Science Fair in Laramie

April 15, 2023:  UW Undergraduate Research Day

May 16, 2023:  Women in STEM Conference in Laramie

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MSE Seminar Schedule

NASA EPSCoR Travel Grants (applications accepted year-round)

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

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Science Kitchen

The Science Kitchen is a center for introducing students to physical sciences through hands-on exploration and problem solving. In the Science Kitchen, K-12 students and teachers can build, create, and explore scientific ideas through interactive experiments and group work.

WOMEN IN STEM

Many young women in junior high and high school start to lose interest in science and engineering careers. Our annual Women in STEM conferences allow women in grades 7-12 to learn first-hand about careers in science, math, engineering, and technology from accomplished professional women.

HARRY C. VAUGHAN PLANETARIUM

Everyone including UW students, faculty, K-12 groups, families, and the general public are welcome at the Harry C. Vaughan planetarium. We are currently offering in-person private shows and virtual shows at this time. Visit our website for more information about available shows.

HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOONING

Our high-altitude balloon program has allowed us to fly dozens of balloons and payloads with schools and other K-12 educational groups in Wyoming. Our hope is that these exciting events provide authentic learning experiences for students and teachers across the state.

WiMSE

WiMSE is a student-driven organization supported by faculty and staff representing STEM fields across campus. It provides personal and professional development opportunities to students so that they gain the skills to be successful in their academic and professional careers.

UW TETON STEM ACADEMY

The UW Teton STEM Academy is a competitive annual summer camp for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders in Wyoming. Each year students explore subjects related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

Student Highlights: John Ramirez

John is interested in the interplay of biology, chemistry, and physics and how that can guide new discoveries. Specifically, John works in the field of desiccation tolerance. This field explores how some organisms can survive despite losing nearly all their water.

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