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SciGirls in Space! After-School Program

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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

Mon. April 15th

Mon. April 29th


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.”




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


Day One PowerPoint Feb. 11th

Day Two PowerPoint Feb. 20th

Day Three PowerPoint Mar. 4th

Day Four PowerPoint Mar. 18th

Day Five PowerPoint Mar. 25th



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