Welcome to the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) web site. We are NASA’s educational arm in New Jersey for higher education, charged with progressing the goals of the National Space Grant program. The National Space Grant program consists of 52 consortia (50 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) and is managed by NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement. The program, and all of its participating institutions, prepare students to become members of the technically literate workforce which NASA and the aerospace industry need. More about NJSGC.
In view of cancellation of several NJSGC summer programs due to Covid-19, NJSGC is pleased to announce of the availability of graduate fellowships for students entering doctoral or thesis-based masters programs in STEM fields at New Jersey colleges and universities.
Because of closure of campuses and mailrooms, we have not been able to collect and process all of the applications for the summer internships. Therefore, selection of summer interns will not be made until mid-May. At that time, we will also ask advisers of applicants whether they can supervise the summer interns effectively in view of the social distancing and in-person advising restrictions that are in place at college campuses.
If we are able to run the summer internship program this year, we will likely either shorten the duration of the internship and/or start the program later than June 1.
In the event that we cannot run the summer internship program, funds designated for summer internships will be allocated to the Academic Year Internships.
We appreciate your understanding. Please take extra caution and protect yourselves at this most difficult time in world history.
Montclair State University has been awarded one of 14 NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) fellowships. Montclair State University is the only New Jersey institution to receive the fellowship. The three-year award, which totals $165,000, will be facilitated by Earth and Environmental Studies Assistant Professor Jorge Lorenzo Trueba and doctoral candidate Isamar Marie Cortés.
NJSGC affiliate Essex County College ran a successful NCAS (National Community College Aerospace Scholars) program on Oct. 15-18, 2019. Attended by the director of the program, M. Alicia Baturoni Cortez, other NASA personnel, and Dr. Haim Baruh, the program showcased the NCAS student design competition. Thank you to Dr. Nidhal Marashi, professor of Biology at ECC, for managing the program.