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Taylor Dolan Places Third in 3MT Competition

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Taylor Dolan, master’s student working with Dr. Aaron Kennedy, placed 3rd among 24 graduate student competitors in the Three Minute Thesis competition on 26 Jan 2023. Similar to an elevator pitch, the goal of the 3MT is to summarize one’s research in 3 minutes or less in a captivating way that is digestible by a […]

Minot State University: Pre-service teacher workshop

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

The NDSGC met with Minot State University students and led a pre-service teacher workshop on February 17, 2023. We conducted three hands-on activities and introduced the various NASA- and ND-based educator opportunities. Activities from the session  Pocket Solar System Rockets to the Rescue Robot Hands Activities: (End Effector) or (Robot Fingers) Here are some helpful […]

Image of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe walking through a valley. There are mountains in the background and people camping in the foreground.

Name An ExoWorld 2022

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Image of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe walking through a valley. There are mountains in the background and people camping in the foreground.

In the Fall of 2022, the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium facilitated a brief but enthusiastic campaign to submit an entry to rename an alien planet! This was the “IAU Name An ExoWorld 2022 Campaign”, and we received entries from four different groups comprising over 30 students, teachers, and astronomy enthusiasts from Grand Forks, Fargo, […]

Upcoming: DEIA In-service Educators Workshop at Johns Hopkins APL, Summer 2023

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

More coming soon. Registration will be posted here, so please save this page if you are interested in participating in the workshop. The IDEAS education team (North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, South Carolina Space Grant, North Carolina Space Grant, and John Hopkins APL) present the 2023 educators professional development workshop! When: July 10-14, 2023 Where: […]

ND NASA EPSCoR Request for Pre-Proposals and Reviewers – ISS Flight Opportunity

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

2.16.2023 Update: One pre-proposal has been selected to move forward for this opportunity: Sci-I: Dr. Kalpana Katti Title: Effect of microgravity and higher radiation on healing and metastasis potential of omentum   Overview: In response to the NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) EPSCoR ISS Flight Opportunity Announcement Number: NNH22ZHA003C, the North Dakota NASA EPSCoR […]

Rugby Educators Conference, Jan 16 2023

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Hello educators! The following links and resources were presented at the ND Educators’ Conference at Rugby High School on January 16, 2023. Marissa Saad (msaad@space.edu) and Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu led the session). Reach out with any questions, anytime! Presentation shared: NDSGC’s Google Slides Activity led: Pocket Solar System NDSGC’s homepage (On the website) All of […]

NASA EPSCoR Virtual Technical Interchange Meeting – Call for Researcher Presentations

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

UPDATED WITH EXTENDED DEADLINE – JAN. 10, 2023 Who: North Dakota faculty researchers from ND NASA EPSCoR affiliate institutions What: Virtual Technical Interchange Meeting – Call for “Flash Presentations” from Researchers Where: Virtual Web Link (Microsoft Teams or Zoom) When: Two Dates: one meeting in late January 2023 with “Flash Talks” followed by one meeting in early February 2023 […]

NASA ND Space Grant Info Session (Nov 2, 2022)

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Uploaded 11/4/22: Zoom meeting recording   Attention NDSGC Students (and staff and faculty), The ND Space Grant Consortium will be hosting an informational Zoom session on November 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm CST for students interested in learning how they can get involved in Spring and Summer 2023 NASA-funded programming. This session will be recorded and made available to students […]