and Inspiring

Our Affiliates …

• BAE Systems of NA • Community CollegeSystem of NH • Dartmouth College
• McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center • Mount Washington Observatory • Plymouth State Univ.
• The Margret and H.A. Rey Center • UNH (NHSGC office) NH Affiliates across New Hampshire... Contact NHSGC...

Student Internships

OSSI is a NASA-wide system for recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are available. Link to NASA OSSI...
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Meet the 2014-15

Joseph Jensen is a 2nd-year graduate student in Space Physics, working in Dr. Jimmy Raeder's Theoretical Plasma Physics lab. His research: "Large Localized Poynting Fluxes in the Earth's Ionosphere During Periods of Geomagnetic Calm."


Natalie Kashi is a 1st-year graduate student in the Natural Resources
and the Environment program. Her research:  Nitrogen and Phosphorus Controls on Methane (CH4) Production Across a Permafrost Thaw Gradient. Read more...


Christopher Lyon is a 4th-year Ph.D. student Chemistry, working in Dr. Erik Berda's Polymer Science Chemistry laboratory. His research: Facile Preparation of Adaptive Nanostructures


Devon O'Rourke is a 1st-year graduate student in Microbiology working in Dr. Vaughn Cooper's lab.

His research: Adaptation, mutation supply, and evolution of synergy in biofilm communities


Amanda Madden is a 4th-year Ph.D. student in Space Physics program, working in Dr. James Ryan's Neutron Imaging Lab. Her research: Advanced Statistical Methods Applied to Imaging Neutron Spectrometers


Student Team Competition
NASA Student Launch Initiative
In this researched-based, competitive, experiential activity, teams from middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and non-academic groups will spend eight months to design, construct, and fly payloads and vehicle components and/or to design, construct, and operate ground support equipment. The student launch will be held April 7-11, 2015, in Huntsville, Alabama. Application deadline: Oct. 6, 2014.
For more information and to apply...

Student Team Competition
High-Power Rocket Competition
The Minnesota Space Grant Consortium announces a Midwest Rocket Competition, open to teams of college students from across the USA. Tentative competition launch date: May 19-20, 2015. Intent to compete, with team name, faculty member, and team roster, is due Oct. 1, 2014. For more information...

Educator Workshop (K-Higher Ed)
The History of Winter (HOW)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Cryospheric education program for K-Higher Education educators, in collaboration with Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), is offering a winter workshop focused on the world of cryospheric science research.
Workshop date: February 15-21, 2015.
For more information and application...

University Design Competition
Issues Facing Airports
A Cooperative Research Competition sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The competition challenges both individuals and teams of undergraduate and graduate students with a faculty advisor to address issues facing airports and the National Airspace System. The four broad challenge areas, guidelines for the 2014-15 competition, and resources are posted on the competiton website, below.
Submissions are due April 30, 2015..
More information, challenges, and 2014-15 guidelines...

UNH Fellowships
NH Space Grant Graduate Fellowships at UNH

Announcing our 2014-2015 UNH Space Grant Fellows:
- Joseph Jensen, Physics (J. Raeder, advisor)
- Natalie Kashi, NRESS (R. Varner, advisor)
- Christopher Lyon, Chemistry (E. Burda, advisor)
- Amanda Madden, Physics (J. Ryan, advisor)
- Devon O'Rourke, Microbiology & Genetics    
   (V. Cooper, advisor)

The New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium annually awards up to 2 fellowships for graduate study in NASA-related disciplines at UNH. NASA-related disciplines cover a broad spectrum of fields, including: space physics; astrophysics; science education; computer science; engineering; Earth, ocean, atmospheric, or life sciences, which utilize space technology and/or adopt a "planetary" view of the global environment.

Past recipients have been enrolled in degree programs in the Depts. of Earth Sciences, Physics, Natural Resources, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Engineering. Awards provide up to one academic year (Fall 2014-Spring 2015) stipend & tuition support for Master's or Ph.D. students.
Past NH Space Grant Fellows...

Space Grant Undergraduate Internships
MSDC Seeks NH Space Grant Interns
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is seeking undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM fields) to work as interns on STEM-based curricula and to serve as lead teachers in summer day camps. Read more...

NASA Student Opportunity
NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars
Summer 2014

Natl. Inst. of Aerospace invites applications for Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program for summer 2014. All majors accepted. The LARSS program hosts over 200 interns annually. This PAID internship has been ranked among the top ten best internshps in the nation. Read more...

NASA Student Opportunity
Aircraft Readiness Engineering Workshop
June 22-27, 2014

Students will work with Dept. of Defense engineers from the Navy Fleet Readiness Center in Havelock, N.C.
Open to students who have completed 1 yr. of college, U.S. citizens. $1300 registration fee includes room & board. Read more...

NASA Student Opportunity
Rock On! 2014 Workshop
NASA Wallops Flight Facility is hosting a 7th annual workshop on building sounding rocket payloads. A hands-on experience for college students (and faculty members), supported by Co. & Va. Space Grants.
Register by May 2, 2014.

NASA Student Opportunity
NASA Ames Research Center Internships
A number of Space Life Sciences Training Program Internships are available for upper-division undergraduates majoring in areas of engineering and biology. Interns will work in small teams with NASA Ames Research Center mentor. Application period is now open. Apply by March 15, 2014.

NASA Student Opportunity
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholarships
Chandra X-Ray Observatory program seeks a few talented interns to assist in engineering analysis and software tool development for the Chandra Flight Operations Team.

Chandra interns will assist the Northrop Grumman Flight Operations Team in analysis and software development in support of the Chandra X-ray Observatory mission.  Chandra was launched in 1999 and is the third of NASA's Great Observatories.  Interns will work side-by-side with Northrop engineers at the Chandra Operations Control Center in Cambridge MA.  Work will include analysis of spacecraft data and/or development of software tools and web utilities to be used in operations of the vehicle. 

Required Skills
Required skills vary by project, however, all candidates must have a basic education in physics, mathematics, computer science or engineering. As time and skill-sets allow, Chandra interns may be able to work on more than one of these projects:
 Generating Mobile Friendly Web Pages for Access to Engineering Data
Testing Support for Upgraded Telemetry Analysis and Distribution System
Telemetry Tool/Web Page Development
Documentation and Usability
Application information…