Copy

January- February 2022

NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program

Research executed by participating faculty is aligned with one or multiple of NASA Glenn’s six Areas of Expertise which are Aircraft Propulsion; Communications Technology and Development; Space Propulsion and Cryogenic Fluids Management; Power, Energy Storage and Conversion; Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments; and Physical Sciences and Biomedical Technologies in Space. In addition, faculty members have the opportunity to work on one of several near-term focused research areas. The opportunity is open to mainly US citizens. Minority Serving Institutions (MSI's) and women, under-represented and underserved faculty members, as well as, early-career faculty are encouraged to apply.
 

Each participant of a fellowship at NASA Glenn will:

  • Engage in a continuous, full-time summer Glenn fellowship, without concurrent teaching elsewhere
  • Participate in the NGFFP at Glenn full-time for the complete 10 consecutive weeks
  • Present their research outcome(s) at Glenn Research Center, at the near-end of the Fellowship;
  • Submit a final written report on their research, on the last day of the Fellowship
  • Disclose to NASA Glenn full information on fellowship-derived new technology (which is or may be patentable), including any new process, machine, manufacture, the composition of matter, or software
Deadline to apply: Jan. 21, 2022
For more information please visit the Website

Family Aviation Day

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Family Aviation Day will be held at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia, on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

During this free event, your family and friends will be able to walk through specific aircraft, climb into open cockpits, watch a US Air Force helicopter land and meet the crew, learn about the Museum’s premier aircraft exhibits, and experience fun STEM activities. Knowledgeable guides will be available throughout the Museum to share information about the airplanes, and select airplane fuselages and cockpits will be opened for viewing on this special day. Visitors can expect to have interaction with pilots and crew members, as well as have many fun photo opportunities with the exhibits. Younger visitors will enjoy Stomp Rockets, Model Glider Flights, and other free activities. The Emmy-award-winning movie, Papa Said, We Should Never Forget will play in the Museum’s theatre.  This movie is appropriate for Elementary-aged students and helps viewers understand the role of paratroopers during WWII.

More information is available at the Museum of Aviation Website.

Space Systems Design Lab sends Cube SAT to ISS

The Georgia Tech Space Systems Design Lab had two Cube SATs launched to the International Space Stationon December 22, 2021. The CubeSats, named GT-1 and TARGIT, were launched via the Space-X Dragon cargo rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center.

The G-1 CubeSat was designed under the guidance of Dr. Glenn Lightsey, its primary function is to serve as an educational proof of concept and satellite bus demonstration, paving the way for three more CubeSats that will be created by SSDL. 

More than 100 students worked under the guidance of Dr. Brian Gunter to build TARGIT. This CubeSat will use its precise pointing and tracking capabilities to continue capturing images of the inflated target as it drifts away. This final phase is intended to represent a flyby scenario in a traditional space mission, where the topography of a comet, asteroid, or specific surface location is the desired target.

Learn more about the SSDL mission and the CubeSats here.

Project Ianos

In an education landscape where memorization is traditionally the norm, Project Ianos seeks to blaze a different path. Through the lenses of curiosity and discovery, students become space explorers as they watch videos with NASA subject matter experts and complete a standards-aligned curriculum of NASA-inspired Expeditions and Missions!

This free educational resource, Project Ianos, materials blend immersive, hosted videos with a standards-aligned curriculum of hands-on activities. Designed by teachers for teachers, each Expedition and its associated Missions focus on a specific aspect of human spaceflight. The result? A potent combination of content that piques curiosity and invites students to become explorers of space.

To sign up or find out more visit their website.

University Student Research Challenge

University Student Research Challenge (solicitation NNH21ZEA001N-USRC) seeks to challenge students to propose new aeronautics ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics.  USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and includes the challenge of raising cost-share funds through a crowdfunding campaign.  The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator - requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and raise awareness about their research among the public.

The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling the advancement of aeronautics-related technologies.

Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation.  Three-page proposals for the next USRC cycle are due February 24, 2022.

Proposals can also be submitted later and will be evaluated in the third cycle. The due date for the third cycle is June 23, 2022.

The proposal announcement can be found here.

Resource links to check out:

Copyright © 2022 Georgia Space Grant Consortium, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp
Copyright © 2022 Georgia Space Grant Consortium, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp
Copyright © 2022 Georgia Space Grant Consortium, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp
Copyright © 2022 Georgia Space Grant Consortium, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp