As one of 52 members of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, our mission is to expand opportunities for Pennsylvanians to learn about and participate in NASA’s aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research and outreach programs.
Dr. Ajmal Yousuff and three students work to prove the practicality of a drone navigating to a particular destination and then dropping its payload at the targeted spot.
Dr. John Helferty and his College of Engineering students are participating in the solar eclipse balloon launch. The team recently conducted their first test run in preparation for August 21, 2017.
Carnegie Mellon University has developed two new interdisciplinary courses to allow students the chance to design and build a prototype biome in which to grow plants on Mars.
The NASTAR Center has developed procedures that allow cubesat-size (4″x4″x4″) self-contained experiments to be flown in its centrifuge on the same profile used for commercial suborbital spaceflight training.
“John Helferty is truly a blessing to the children of Philadelphia. This program is awesome! His personality and efforts to get youth involved in college and thinking about careers is amazing. This experience has been invaluable and will help our son as he begins to focus on his future college career.” ~Happy parent of son who participated in program