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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

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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

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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: […]

Rugby Educators Conference, Jan 16 2023

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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 ND Space Grant Info Session (Nov 2, 2022)

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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 […]

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 October 7th, 2022. We conducted three hands-on activities and introduced the various NASA- and ND-based educator opportunities. Activities from the session  Pocket Solar System Thermal Mapping on Mars Strange New Planet Here are some helpful links: The Google Slides presentation […]

Office Manager Job Opening: ND Space Grant and ND NASA EPSCoR

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The NASA Offices at UND are hiring! The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) and ND NASA EPSCoR Offices at UND are hiring a part-time office manager to assist with administrative tasks (e.g. mailing, invoicing, processing stipends/reimbursements, etc.). Details: Part-time, 19 hours/week Skills: Organization, Communication, Technology Pay: $18/hr Applications due: Oct. 5th Link to Flyer […]

Represent NASA in ND!

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is now accepting applications for the STEM Ambassador Program, a program established to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) across North Dakota. This program employs undergrad and graduate students at any NDSGC affiliate school. STEM Ambassadors host STEM activities for North Dakota students, families, and communities. STEM Ambassadors […]

Coming Soon: NDSGC Eclipse Efforts 2022-2025

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More information coming soon! What: the ND Space Grant Consortium’s participation in the National Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP) Lead Facilitators/Sponsors: NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is providing $6.5 million for these efforts Lead: MTSGC, with other co-lead Space Grants across the country. The NDSGC will also fund ND’s involvement. Check out the eclipse.montana.edu website! View […]

Group photo of girls from the 2019 camp

SciGirls in Space! Summer Camp, June 2022

Categories: ND NASA Space Grant Consortium

Group photo of girls from the 2019 camp

Registration Now Open! The NASA North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is excited to host a FREE summer program for girls going into 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Participants will get hands-on with space science activities and work in teams on engaging projects. Activities will include: stomp rocket missions, spacecraft simulator flights, UND space […]

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 April 1st, 2021. We conducted three hands-on activities and introduced the various NASA- and ND-based educator opportunities. Activities from the session  Pocket Solar System Strange New Planet Rockets to the Rescue Here are some helpful links: The Google Slides presentation […]