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.


September 27:  WiMSE Women in the Field – 12:00pm in Classroom 219, UW Campus

September 27–29:  National Space Grant Meeting – Honolulu, HI

October 2:  Undergraduate Research Info Session – 3:00pm in Union Family Room, UW Campus

October 14:  Annular solar eclipse

October 18:  WiMSE Vernacular Workshop – 12:00pm in Classroom 219, UW Campus

November 1:  Student proposal deadline for the 2024 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities

November 2:  STEM Speed Mentoring – 5:30pm in the Gateway Center, UW Campus

November 15:  Application deadline for 2024–25 Graduate Research Fellowships

December 6:  WiMSE Women in Innovation, Leadership, and Business – 12:00pm in Classroom 219, UW Campus

Fall 2023 (date TBD):  WiMSE Coffee & Conversation – EERB Lobby (more info coming soon!)

March 3–5, 2024:  Wyoming State Science Fair – UW Campus

April 8, 2024:  Total solar eclipse

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NASA EPSCoR Travel Grants (applications accepted year-round)



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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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: Tera Swaby

Tera and her research team observe transiting exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets in stellar systems outside our solar system. As they orbit their respective stars, information can be gathered to determine their characteristics such as size, temperature, mass and more.

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