• Sponsoring Education and Research in Wyoming

  • Promoting K–12 Outreach and STEM Inquiry

  • Equipping Students for Successful Careers

  • Exploring STEM with High-Altitude Ballooning

  • Connecting Researchers, Students, and Citizens

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

February 22:  WiMSE Coffee and Conversation – 8:30am in EERB lobby

February 27:  WiMSE Best Practices on How to Prepare For and Attend a Conference: 10 Simple Rules – 12:20pm (location TBD)

March 3–5:  Wyoming State Science Fair – UW Campus

March 4:  Deadline to apply for 2024–25 Undergraduate Research Fellowships

March 4:  Deadline to apply for 2024–25 Faculty Research Initiation Grants

March 4:  Deadline to apply for 2024–25 Faculty Education Enhancement Grants

March 4:  Deadline to apply for 2024–25 Community College Project Development Grants

March 4:  Deadline to apply for 2024–25 NASA EPSCoR Faculty Research Grants

March 21:  WiMSE Coffee and Conversation – 8:30am in EERB lobby

March 29:  Deadline to apply for 2024 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Internships

April 8:  Total solar eclipse

April 20:  UW Undergraduate Research Day – UW Campus

April 23:  WiMSE Different Pathways for Women in STEM: Advice from Graduate Students – 12:20pm (location TBD)

April 30:  Deadline for 7th–8th grade students to apply for the 2024 Windy Ridge Astro Camp

May 1:  Deadline to apply for 2024–25 Community College Transfer Scholarships

May 1:  Deadline for 9th–11th grade students to apply for the 2024 Teton STEM Academy

May 14:  Women in STEM – UW Campus

June 16–22:  Windy Ridge Astro Camp – UW Campus

June 16–23:  Teton STEM Academy – UW Campus

QUICKLINKS

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 and senior high 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 offer in-person public and private 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.