nasainkansas@wichita.edu

Kansas Space Grant Consortium 
(KSGC)

The Kansas Space Grant Consortium (KSGC) is managed through the NASA in Kansas office and consists of seven academic affiliates and two museum affiliates. Following the Consortium Vision Statement, KSGC programs work towards Kansas being known as a leader in fundamental science and engineering education and preparing individuals for STEM-based careers in fields including aerospace, the biosciences, energy, and other technology developments. 

KSGC and affiliate members engage in a unique mix of projects that impact students, university faculty, educators, and the general public in a positive, lasting, and synergistic manner. KSGC projects fall into four categories; Mission Directorate projects and internships, fellowships, and scholarships in Kansas, which are based at KSGC affiliate institutions, and two state-wide programs, the Teacher Workshop Program and NASA Internship Program which are solicited state-wide. 

Affiliate-centered projects vary across the state; each affiliate annually submits proposed projects to the KSGC Central Office and includes key outcomes, goals, and evaluation methods. This flexibility allows for each KSGC affiliate to create projects directly compatible with their institution’s areas of strength while aligning with NASA Mission Directorates and Kansas goals. All affiliates encourage diversity in projects, especially by including underrepresented and underserved participants. Through these statewide and affiliate-centered projects, KSGC will contribute to improving the workforce, education system, partnerships, and public inspiration for NASA and Kansas. 
NASA Internship program

Affiliates

Lead Institution

Wichita State University

Dr. Scott Miller
scott.miller@wichita.edu
KSGC Academic Affiliates

Emporia State University

Dr. Bindu KC
bkc@emporia.edu

Fort Hays State University

Dr. Gavin Buffington
gdbuffington@fhsu.edu

Haskell Indian Nations University

Dr. Carole Tomlinson
ctomlinson@haskell.edu

Kansas State University

Dr. Beth A. Montelone
bethmont@ksu.edu

Pittsburg State University

Dr. Erik Mayer
emayer@pittstate.edu

University of Kansas

Dr. Richard Hale
rhale@ku.edu
KSGC Museum Affiliates

Cosmosphere

Jim Remar
jimr@cosmo.org

Exploration Place

Adam Smith
a.smith@exploration.org

Current Opportunities

Previous Opportunities

NASA in Kansas
Wichita State University
113B Wallace Hall
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260
nasainkansas@wichita.edu
(316) 978-3980
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