About

nevada space grant
The Nevada Space Grant Consortium is a member institution of the national network of Space Consortia funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Congress established the program in 1988 to contribute to the nation’s scientific enterprise by funding research, education, and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia (50 states and two territories).

The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) was established in 1991 with a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and is administered under the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Sponsored Programs Office and Nevada EPSCoR. NVSGC is comprised of a network of affiliates including the Nevada System of Higher Education’s eight institutions of higher learning and other museum and industry affiliates. The overall mission of the Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) is to provide opportunities that will enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and research infrastructure for Nevada (NV) students and faculty.  NVSGC goals include:

  • Continue to provide and expand STEM research and training opportunities for students through the NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship (NIFS) program.
  • Expand past/current successful college and pre-college curricular and informal education projects. Partner with other education-based organizations to provide enhanced STEM training to the broadest possible student population in Nevada.
  • Enhance research infrastructure to provide education and training of students for entry into STEM careers.