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20th Annual ASGC Symposium, April 20, 2012

The 20th Arkansas Space Grant Symposium will be held at the Winthrop
Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. This year’s event will
again comprise the premier aerospace conference in Arkansas and will have
a three concurrent sessions schedule, covering topics in Chemistry,
Physics and Astronomy, Bio and Life Sciences, Engineering, and other
aerospace and NASA interest areas. The 2012 event is also planned to have
a unique session for Civil Air Patrol aerospace education. Please check
this site for more information as the spring approaches.

The Arkansas NASA EPSCoR Program office will be hosting the 2nd Research Team Networking Workshop at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institution on August 4 & 5, 2011. Research topics include CubSat, Advance Materials, Rockets, Plant Biology and Chemistry. Registration forms can be found on the documents page of this site. Any question please contact the Program office or 501-569-8212.

The 2010 – 2011 JBU NASA Lunabotics team recently got back from Kennedy Space Center and competed very well in NASA’s Second Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition.  The team received first place in the “Systems Engineering Paper” with a $500 scholarship.  The team should be very proud of this accomplishment.  The team received a perfect 20 out of 20 points possible on the paper, and this result is a direct testament to the outstanding job of engineering design, analysis and management the team demonstrated throughout the project.

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Of the 70 teams that registered, and 37 that competed, JBU was 9th place in the total amount of ‘lunar dirt’ collected and deposited.  The dig results are below.  JBU plans to continue our participation in this event in the year ahead. Final standing that included all elements of the rubric are unknown at this time, but University of North Dakota won first place overall.

The team did a great job and should be very proud of their results.

Total Amount of ‘Lunar Dirt Collected’(kilograms)
1: Laurentian – 237.4
2: North Dakota – 172.2
3: West Virginia – 106.4
4: Embry Riddle- Prescott – 85.4
5: Auburn – 80.0
6: Virginia Tech – 79.0
7: Colorado School of Mines – 72.0
8: Alabama – 63.2
9: John Brown – 50.0
10: Southern Indiana – 37.6
11: South Dakota School of Mines – 34.0
12: Temple University – 33.6
13: University of Akron – 32.0
14: UNC Charlotte – 6.4


The 19th Annual ASG C Symposium registration is now open. This yearís event will be held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain on April 22, 2011 starting at 8:00 a.m. Amber Straughn Amber N. Straughn, Ph.D. NASA Postdoctoral Fellow (NPP), Lead Scientist for James Webb Space Telescope Education and Public Outreach, will be our luncheon keynote speaker. Registrations and abstracts are due to the program office by April 5, 2011 COB.  All forms and guidelines can be found at the following link:

The Arkansas Space Grant Consortium has compiled this menu of student Internship and/ or Fellowship opportunities in order to simplify the search for these unique NASA programs.

Information about each program and the application process for each is contained at its listed URL below:

Title Website Deadline
Women in Aerospace WIA_Foundation_Scholarship_

January 15, 2011
2011 NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) February 7, 2011
ESMD Space Grant Project 2011 Systems Engineering Paper Competition
March 7, 2011
Connecticut’s UTC Summer Aerospace Internship program
/file/Excel/NASA UTC Aerospace Summer 2010
Internship Announcement.pdf
January 31, 2011
Connecticut’s Helicopter Workshop
February 1, 2011
NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) – (Graduate Students Only)
Soliciations – NSTRF11
February 1, 2011

This page will be updated as new announcements become available.