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.


UW Engineering student in lab, next to students on a bicycle in an engineering challenge
  • We’re now accepting applications for the 2021 LIFT Project! (Deadline: October 31)
  • 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

Sept 26International Observe the Moon Night (6-9pm, Fraternity Mall, UW Campus)

Sept 30:  MSE Seminar – Patrick Johnson, UW (12-1pm, Zoom)

Oct 31:  LIFT Project application deadline

Nov 11:  MSE Seminar – John Oakey, UW (12-1pm, Zoom)


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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.


Since its inception in 2014, our high-altitude balloon satellite program has allowed us to launch balloons and payloads with dozens of schools, summer camps, after school programs, and other educational groups. Our hope is that the thrill and excitement of high-altitude ballooning provide authentic hands-on learning experiences for students and teachers across Wyoming.


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



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.


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 young women in grades 7-12 to learn first-hand about careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology from accomplished professional women.