Sponsored by Northrop Grumman and the NASA / Florida Space Grant Consortium and supported by Space Florida

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The NASA / Florida Space Grant Consortium invite undergraduates registered at the University of Central Florida, Brevard Community College, Bethune Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Florida Institute of Technology to attend a 5 day workshop from March 8 to March 12, 2010.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  The workshops provide the building blocks necessary to advance education goals, as well as assist students entering the space / science workplace.   Students are engaged in stimulating science and math activities as well as offer exciting opportunities to meet key employers and scientists from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) workforce. A challenging, workshop itinerary provides the students with real-world science and engineering projects.  Under the supervision of Dr. Larry Chew (UCF) and Mr. Bob Eppig, they develop problem solving skills –a necessary function for cutting-edge technology and development.  FSGC will be working with Space Florida to manage this Academy

Workshop activities

(may vary depending on KSC scheduling and timelines):

  • Build and test payloads for scientific weather balloons
  • Design stabilization capabilities for the payload on the scientific, weather balloon
  • On-Site NASA education visits to key KSC installations
  • Tour Historic Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Launch Sites
  • Learn about Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Participate in Q&A sessions with leading KSC and CCAFS employers and scientists

Qualifications: U.S. Citizenship

Workshop details

  • The Workshops are held at the Center for Space Education Labs, Kennedy Space Center every Friday beginning October 16th for 5 Fridays
  • Participants bring their own lunch
  • There is no cost for this workshop
  • Contact Ms. Emma Rader at erader@spaceflorida.gov, Tel: (321) 730- 5301, Ext. 231, Fax: (321)730-5307
  • Due to KSC regulations, there is a dress code enforcement policy and a security background check to be completed for all accepted applicants