NASA Florida Space Grant Announces Ambassador Program
Jaydeep Mukherjee – Director
NASA FLORIDA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) is looking for a few good students who can serve as NASA FSGC Ambassadors. The ambassadors’ primary mission will be to inform students at their home universities about opportunities available to them at NASA and the NASA FSGC. Their primary responsibilities involve communicating with space-related student organizations and participating in public outreach events. Therefore, ambassadors should have strong interpersonal skills as well as excitement for space exploration and STEM research.
FSGC Ambassadors must hold U.S. citizenship to be eligible to request travel funds for various conferences and workshops within the continental U.S. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to attend various conferences, workshops and to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to meet with NASA scientists and engineers. Ambassadors from Florida universities are expected to meet every two months via internet video conference with a FSGC representative to be updated on various NASA opportunities.
To apply for a position, students will need to complete the following documents:
- One page essay describing why they want to be an ambassador and what how they would promote NASA opportunities at their university.
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
Once materials are completed, students must submit the application materials in PDF format to Travis Gabriel (TravisGabriel@knights.ucf.edu). Currently, all positions for school year 2012-2013 are open except for the University of Central Florida (UCF). Students at UCF interested in becoming a NASA FSGC Ambassador for school year 2013/2014 are encouraged to apply immediately. Ideally, the applicant should be enrolled in classes at their university for at least one year from the date of being appointed a NASA FSGC Ambassador.
About The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium.
The Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) was formed in 1989, when NASA implemented the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The NASA FSGC was one of the sixteen founding Space Grant Consortia. Currently there are Space Grant programs active in all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. FSGC is administered through the University of Central Florida and the Florida Space Institute, its main offices are located at the Astronaut Memorial Foundation’s Center for Space Education, found on the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex. The Consortium is a voluntary association of seventeen public and private Florida Universities and colleges.
For more information, please visit: http://www.floridaspacegrant.org