NJSGC In the News

New Graduate Fellowship for Students Entering a Thesis-based STEM Graduate Program.

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.

Please see attached document for details and application form.

Announcement Regarding Summer Academic Internships

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.

Newest NJSGC affiliate, Montclair State University, receives MUREP award.

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.

Read more.

Essex County College runs successful NCAS event.

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. 

NJSGC Invites NASA Astronaut to Speak in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

On Friday, July 19, 2019, NJSGC sponsored a talk by astronaut Robert Cenker (STS 25) at Rutgers University to a standing room only audience consisting of K-12 students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. Mr Cenker, who flew as a mission specialist, as his company was launching a communications satellite, described his experiences preparing for the flight as well as his experiences onboard the Space Shuttle. A lively question and answer session followed.

Mr. Cenker’s talk was part of a special daylong program administered by the School of Engineering at Rutgers University of July 19, 2019, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.

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NJSGC Summer 2017 intern Jade Alvarez of Rowan University presented her research in a poster session at the Fall 2018 Space Grant Directors meeting in Stowe, Vt., September 14-16, 2018. Read more.

Three Brookdale Community College students will undertake research projects in the 2018-2019 academic year under the NASA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Internship program. Renato Giordani, Zyanya Flores and Robert Mennella represent the fifth cohort of Brookdale students selected under the program since 2015. Read more.

Mark Trevena ENG'18: Graduating to Work on Patriot Missile Defense System - During his time at Rutgers School of Engineering, Trevana conducted research under a NASA/NJ Space Grant Consortium Fellowship with Dr. James Luxhøj, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering undergraduate director. Read more.

Students Earn $5,000 NASA Internships: Eight of Brookdale’s highest achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students have been selected to work with local experts on a variety of year-long research initiatives and serve as peer tutors at Brookdale as part of an ongoing grant program funded by NASA and the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC). Read more.

Professor Haim Baruh gives NASA talk in China.

Rutgers student Ankur Dalsania publishes paper: first-author paper was published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C with funding from NJSGC. See http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/tc/c6tc02552h#!divAbstract

NJSGC Summer 2017 intern Jade Alvarez of Rowan University presented her research in a poster session at the Fall 2018 Space Grant Directors meeting in Stowe, Vt., September 14-16, 2018. Read more.

Three Brookdale Community College students will undertake research projects in the 2018-2019 academic year under the NASA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Internship program. Renato Giordani, Zyanya Flores and Robert Mennella represent the fifth cohort of Brookdale students selected under the program since 2015. Read more.

diversity workshop

NJSGC sponsors successful workshop on diversity and inclusion for graduate students. On Friday, April 22, 2016, the workshop called “Diversity and Inclusion: Passport to Success for Graduate Students and PostDocs” was held at Rutgers University. Learn more.

 

NJSGC intern Matthew Frenkel’s research makes cover page of the Journal of Polymer Physics: see article and see cover page.

Best Paper Award: William Joyce, a Rutgers junior undergraduate recipient of a NASA / New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Internship, and Dr. James Luxhoj co-authored a paper that was selected for the Best Paper Award in the Systems Engineering and Design Track and the upcoming Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) in May 2016.

Our successful community college program: Meet Sarah Schneider of Middlesex County College. See video.

Guidelines for 2016-2017 Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

Guidelines for NASA Climate Change Research Initiative - Graduate Student and Educator

Students Earn $5,000 NASA Internships: Eight of Brookdale’s highest achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students have been selected to work with local experts on a variety of year-long research initiatives and serve as peer tutors at Brookdale as part of an ongoing grant program funded by NASA and the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC). Read more.

Rutgers student Ankur Dalsania publishes paper: first-author paper was published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C with funding from NJSGC. See http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/tc/c6tc02552h#!divAbstract

NJSGC intern Matthew Frenkel’s research makes cover page of the Journal of Polymer Physics: see article and see cover page.

Best Paper Award: William Joyce, a Rutgers junior undergraduate recipient of a NASA / New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Internship, and Dr. James Luxhoj co-authored a paper that was selected for the Best Paper Award in the Systems Engineering and Design Track and the upcoming Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) in May 2016.

Our successful community college program: Meet Sarah Schneider of Middlesex County College. See video

Researching summer at Rowan: This NJSGC-supported program drew more than 120 undergraduate students to the Rowan University campus to conduct research for five to 10 weeks in departments as diverse as Chemistry and Biochemistry and Psychology. Read more.

STEM Project Plants Seeds of Inspiration in Local School: This summer, as part of a NJSGC internship, Rhiannon Long of Brookdale Community College decided to show off the creativity and real-world impact of engineering by building an interactive aquaponic system for use in the Neptune, NJ, Middle School. Read more.

August 12, 2013 - Rutgers Today Feature

Rutgers' RiSE Gives Students a Taste of the Scientist's Life

RiSE encourages bright undergrads to pursue graduate studies, especially at Rutgers. RiSE is funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium.

Projects funded in part by NJSGC:

Ed Twomey, who will be starting a Ph.D. at Columbia University in Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies with a focus on protein structure/dynamics, announced the publication of these papers that were in part funded by NJSGC:

As a result of NJSGC funding, Kimberly Cook-Chennault has announced the publication of these articles: