SciGirls in Space! After-School Program

Download pdf flyer of program details here.


WHAT: “SciGirls in Space!” After-School Program

WHO: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

WHERE: University of North Dakota campus | Grand Forks, ND

WHEN: 4:00pm – 5:30pm sessions on the following dates:


Mon. Feb. 11th

Wed. Feb. 20th

Mon. March 4th

Mon. March 18th

Mon. March 25th


The NASA North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is excited to host an after-school program for middle school girls in the spring semester of 2019. Participants will get hands-on with space science activities and work in teams on engaging projects. Girls will launch stomp rockets, fly spacecraft simulators, check out the UND space suit lab, work with female STEM role models, and much more!

The most exciting part is that the program is planned to end with a live contact with female astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS)!

Although not yet finalized, NASA is aiming for an April/May date for partners and their girls to speak to one or both female astronauts, Anne McClain and Christina Hammock Koch, on the ISS. The contact is planned to take place during the school day.

This opportunity is available through the NDSGC’s partnership with SciGirls, a PBS program which offers resources and media content focused on providing “Science Fun for Tween Girls.”



Participation is free and open to middle school girls in Grand Forks and surrounding areas. Space is limited to the first 20 students. Participants should plan to attend all 5 sessions and the final call to the astronauts!






Caitlin Nolby

Deputy Director, NASA North Dakota Space Grant Consortium


North Dakota Space Grant Consortium Website

SciGirls Home Page

National SciGirls in Space! Program Information

SciGirls in Space! Video Series News Release



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