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.

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  • We’re now accepting applications for the 2021 LIFT Project! (Deadline: November 20)
  • Interested in STEM outreach? Learn more about volunteering with the Science Kitchen!
  • Check out the UW Planetarium for reservations or information on booking a show

Nov 20:  LIFT Project application deadline (EXTENDED!)

Dec 2:  MSE Seminar – Beth Paquette (NASA) – 12-1pm on Zoom

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.

HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOONING

Since 2014, our high-altitude balloon program has allowed us to launch balloons and payloads with dozens of schools, science camps, after school programs, and other educational groups. We hope that these exciting high-altitude ballooning events provide authentic learning experiences for students and teachers across Wyoming.

LIFT PROJECT

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the LIFT Project is a multi-disciplinary STEM outreach program that unites UW undergraduate students with K-12 teachers in Wyoming for the purpose of developing authentic K-12 projects and curriculum for high-altitude ballooning.

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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.

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.