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Senior Design Projects

The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium will be supporting senior design projects  for the 2013-14 Academic Year

FSGC will provide upto $500 for senior design projects. Request for funding should come from a faculty advisor in a Florida university or College. The request should give a brief description of the project, its relevance to NASA (if applicable), how the funds will be spent and the names and email addresses of all the students participating in the project. The funds cannot be used to support students. If the funds are used for travel, only students who are US citizens are eligible for travel support.

FSGC will also provide partial support to Florida teams participating in any NASA Competitions including:

NASA Great Moonbuggy Race
Robotic Mining Competition
University Student Launch Initiative

Reduced Gravity Flights
2014 RASC-AL Lunar Wheel Design Challenge
2014 RASC-AL Competition
High Altitude Student Platform (HASP)
NASA/NIA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concept-Academic Linkage (RASC-AL)

Any funding request exceeding $2000 will require matching. The matching has to be non-federal matching and can be cash and/or in-kind matching.

If you are requesting funds for a program other than the fellowship and the Florida Space Research Program, please submit the following cover page along with your proposal

unsolicited proposal cover page

Please email or mail your request to:

Dr. Jaydeep Mukherjee
Partnership 1 Building

12354 Research Parkway, Room 218

Orlando, FL, 32826 -0650

For more information, please contact Dr. Jaydeep Mukherjee at

Senior Design Projects and NASA Competitions supported in 2012-13

  1. Smart Materials Museum Exhibit  Design - Florida State University
  2. Multi-Element Free Space Optical Modules for Mobile Communications and Smart Lighting – Florida International University
  3. Remote Access Arm – University of South Florida
  4. Aerial Reconnaissance Drone Program – Florida International University
  5. Non-Orbiting Balloon Science – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  6. Ozone Analysis – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  7. Micro Air Vehicle(MAV) Autonomous Wing Control – University of Central Florida
  8. AAA Design Build Fly- University of Central Florida
  9. Aero Design Competition: Mirco Class – University of Central Florida
  10. Design & Construction of a Heavy Lift Model Air Craft – University of Central Florida
  11. Search and Rescue Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – University of Miami
  12. NASA RASC-AL ROBO-OPS  - FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
  13. Airforce Nanosatellite Competition – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  14. NASA  2013 Lunabotics – Embry-Rdlle Aeronautical University
  15. NASA  2013 Lunabotics – Florida Institute of Technology
  16. Astronomy Society Balloon Project – University of Central Florida
  17. Ballooning workshop – Florida International University

Senior Design Projects supported in 2011-12

  1. AIAA Design, Build, Fly Competition – University of Central Florida
  2. Designing Electrical Systems for Testing the Ionosphere using Nano-satellite – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  3. Autonomous Sensory Aerial Platform – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  4. BLUAV Hydrogen Fuel Cell Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – University of Central Florida
  5. Design Build Fly – University of Miami
  6. Micro Air Vehicle Robust Pitch Control (MAVRC) – University of Central Florida

Senior Design Projects supported in 2010-2011:

  1. The Recoverable Ionospheric Rocket Project – University of Central Florida
  2. High Altitude Balloon program – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  3. The design, and building of  a high speed photometer- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  4. The design and construction of  a high-throughput, imaging optical spectrograph- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  5. Aerobots – Florida International University
  6. Aerial Robotics – University of Miami
  7. Design and build an unmanned electric powered, radio controlled aircraft – University of Miami
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