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Alabama Space Grant Consortium

The University of Alabama The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Alabama Space Grant Consortium

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville 301 Sparkman Drive, MSB 205 Huntsville, Alabama 35899

University of South Alabama Tuskegee University Bevill State Community College Shelton State Community College AMSTEC Sci-Quest U.S. Space and Rocket Center Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation, Inc. The Boeing Company Dynetics, Inc. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

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Director: John C. Gregory, Ph.D. (

Assistant Director: Debora Nielson (

Program Manager NASA EPSCoR: Teresa Shurtz (

Providing student support for high quality education and training in:

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Administrative Assistant: Beverly Pike ( NASA/Alabama Space Grant Consortium

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Alabama Space Grant Consortium

STRATEGIC PLAN The ASGC has developed a strategic plan that both reflects NASA strategic interests and supports Alabama’s education, research and economic agenda.


Our Vision is:

an increased level of appreciation, participation and leadership by the people of Alabama in our national space exploration and aerospace engineering enterprises


Our Mission is:

to inspire, enable and educate a diverse group of Alabama students to take up careers in space science, aerospace technology and allied fields

to play our part in assuring U.S. leadership in space exploration and aerospace technology in the future

to inspire the next generation of space explorers

to bring increased realization of the value of space science and technology to the people of Alabama

to ensure that our message and our programs reach all constituencies in the population of Alabama, especially those traditionally underrepresented in the science and engineering professions

ABOUT ASGC The Alabama Space Grant Consortium was formed in 1989 when NASA implemented the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. It is a voluntary association of all seven Research Universities in the state along with other community colleges, educational outreach, industrial and government partners.

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ALABAMA SPA CE GRANT PROGRAM S Scholarships & Fellowships Support for undergraduate scholarships (Jr./Sr. level) and graduate research fellowships (Master’s/Ph.D. level) and Teacher Educators in STEM fields

Research Infrastructure Support for students to work on mentored research projects at our established Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs Support for students and mentors encompassing a wide range of experiences through internships at NASA centers and collaborating industry

Higher Education Development of special courses in Space Hardware Building and Project Management Support for Students Building Space Hardware Programs (SSP’s) which are interdisciplinary, hands-on, student-led, expert-mentored and follow a space mission profile (design, build, fly, analyze)

Precollege Activities Collaboration with universities to support pre- and in-service teacher workshops Learning opportunities for Middle School Student and Educators such as BalloonSat programs

Informal Education Active engagement with students, teachers, and parents in educational space related activities Leadership in systemic change efforts in STEM Education (All programs are open only to U.S. citizens. All applicants must be enrolled in an Alabama university or college.)

ASGC is administered through The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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ASGC Brochure