The March 2017 Issue of the EPSCoR Highlights is now available. NCET Cafe, Sage Hiibel; Graduate student writing for publications workshop series, Welcome NSHE SSPO/EPSCoR Staff, 90% of rover team students pursue a STEM degree in college; and NASA Ames Research Center intersnships fuels STEM graduate career quest.
The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) announces available funding for the 2017-2018 Research Infrastructure Faculty Competition. The NVSGC seeks tThe Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) seeks to develop a diverse and capable Nevada STEM workforce by providing funds for NASA-related faculty research projects. Selected faculty research projects will provide authentic “hands-on” research opportunities for students in topic areas such as: unmanned aerial systems, aeronautics (including high altitude balloon projects), planetary geology, astrochemistry, astrophysics, astrobiology, biodiversity/biology, new satellite data systems, remote sensing, sustainability, agricultural science, climate change, hydrological impacts under a changing climate, and STEM education.
Nevada’s EPSCoR project on the Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus has an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program that provides students with an authentic research experience by engaging participants in research related to aspects of the project’s focus on other STEM-related topics. Working with faculty mentors, undergraduate students develop and submit project proposals.
The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) announces available funding for the 2017-2018 Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowship (GROF). To support independently conceived or designed research, or senior design projects by graduate students, in disciplines that will help advance missions and goals of NASA; thus, providing an opportunity to directly contribute to advancements in STEM-related areas of study. NASA fellowship opportunities are focused on innovation through projects that will generate measurable results or advancements in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math which will contribute to NASA’s current and future science and technology goals. Students enrolled in a full-time Masters or PhD STEM program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas or University of Nevada, Reno who are or will be engaged in a Research or Hands-on-Project with Faculty Mentor(s) at the University of Nevada, Reno; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; or Desert Research Institute. Applicants must be US citizens, including: Citizens of Puerto Rico, Washington DC, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. Permanent residents, green card holders, or student visa holders (F, J, or M) are not eligible to apply.