Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) established Oregon Space Grant in 1991 as a part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship program. The objectives of the program are to establish a national network of universities with interest and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields; encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state, and local governments; encourage interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aeronautics, space science and technology; recruit and train professionals, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace related science and engineering; and develop a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through university levels.
Oregon Space Grant maintains a diverse array of programs in support of space science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education within the state. These programs include undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to students of affiliate member institutions, as well as support for Oregon NASA microgravity flight teams, NASA Center internships, LaunchOregon High Altitude Balloon-Satellite programs, and professional development opportunities for K-12 pre- and in-service educators.