Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, NJSGC will not have an in-person poster session again this year. Instead, we will have a virtual poster session sometime in May.
NJSGC In the News
NJ Space Grant Consortium Summer Academic Internships 2021: the application process for summer internship 2021 is now closed.
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.
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.
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.
Haym Benaroya, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers--New Brunswick "In the Press and On the Air"
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.
Professor Haim Baruh gives NASA talk in China.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
- Profound conformational changes of PED/PEA-15 in ERK2 complex revealed by NMR backbone dynamics
- High-definition NMR structure of PED/PEA-15 death effector domain revealsdetails of key polar side chain interactions
As a result of NJSGC funding, Kimberly Cook-Chennault has announced the publication of these articles: