Donate to the Wyoming Space Grant Consortium
The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium sponsors education and research programs in the state of Wyoming in support of NASA missions, serving as a link between citizens of the state and NASA programs. Wyoming Space Grant is one of 52 consortia representing each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Our programs include research fellowships and internships for students at the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges, scholarship programs for community college students in STEM majors, grants for college and university faculty, and educational resources and programs for Wyoming K-12 students and teachers.
The Wyoming NASA Space Grant goals are to: 1) to promote a strong educational base in STEM from the elementary grades through the university levels by providing authentic, Mission-driven, STEM learning experiences and research opportunities, 2) to encourage partnerships and collaborations between industry, government, and educational institutions to extend NASA’s impact, 3) to help build and sustain a diverse and highly-skilled workforce, with a focus on recruiting women and underrepresented students into STEM, 4) to develop state research capacity to enhance workforce and economic development in Wyoming in areas that address NASA priorities, and 5) to promote awareness of and connections to NASA, Space Grant, and STEM careers in Wyoming.
To accomplish these goals, the Wyoming NASA Space Grant places a great emphasis on NASA internships, university research fellowships, and community college scholarships, in addition to projects that strengthen research infrastructure in the state and development of higher education resources. These projects are aimed at educating and employing the next generation of students in STEM. WSGC also seeks to inspire and engage younger students through K-12 STEM outreach programs, teacher professional development opportunities, and collaborations with informal education partners. These programs are designed to reach a larger population in order to build the foundations of a workforce pipeline by getting students interested in and excited about STEM fields related to NASA interests.
Like the state of Wyoming, our consortium network is very diverse and geographically widespread which helps serve a large proportion of the state population. Wyoming’s Space Grant consortium includes all of the community colleges in the state as well as the University of Wyoming, the one public, four-year university in the state, in addition to several informal education organizations and industry partners. Wyoming Space Grant has many successful programs for K-12 students and teachers, community college students, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wyoming, and faculty members at all institutions of higher education in the state. In the state of Wyoming we are working to build local workforce capacity through support of programs such as high-altitude ballooning, mechanical engineering senior design projects, undergraduate STEM research, NASA summer internships, community college scholarships, support of robotics programs in the state, Women in STEM conferences, K-12 STEM outreach, and more. In the past year, we have provided opportunities for over 200 college students and engaged close to 10,000 K-12 students and teachers in STEM outreach activities with the support of over 300 volunteers and 12 affiliate organizations. Wyoming Space Grant has reached students, families, and teachers in all reaches of the state with its programs and is excited to continue to do so. We look forward to bringing NASA STEM activities to Wyoming in the years to come!
Wyoming NASA Space Grant
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
PS 210 and 208 | Dept. 3905
1000 E. University Ave. | Laramie, WY 82071
The National Space Grant Foundation is a 501(c)3 Corporation. The Foundation Tax ID number is 52-2288711