Monthly Updates

Stay up to date with what we’ve been up to. New posts made every month!

RASC-AL: Mars Ice Challenge

June 5, 2018

The Mars Ice Challenge is one of several RASC-AL collegiate design competitions sponsored by NASA and administered by the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton, Virginia. In its second year, Mars Ice Challenge judges 10 competitively selected teams to travel to NASA’s Langley Research Center from June 5-7 to demonstrate unique…

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NASA-SPACE Day at Wheeling Jesuit University

April 27, 2018

The WVSGC office held their annual NASA-SPACE Day at Wheeling Jesuit University on Friday, April 27, 2018. The event included multiple activities ran by the Challenger Learning Center, NASA IV&V Facility, the SMART Centre, and West Virginia Unversity’s 4-H! Around 150 students were bussed to the event from the Wheeling…

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Spring 2018 National Space Grant Meeting

March 2, 2018

Spring 2018 National Space Grant Meeting

The National Space Grant Meeting convened in Crystal City, VA for two days where NASA HQ gave an overview of the program’s direction. Various states also shared ongoing projects that they are proudly sponsoring. Some examples of these include: – West Virginia: Microgravity Research on the Zero-G plane aka “the…

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WVU TEDx: Emily Calandrelli

March 2, 2018

WVU TEDx: Emily Calandrelli

West Virginia University held its first TED talk called TEDxWVU on campus. The ‘x’ in the name denotes that it was self-organized by a local team of individuals. Inspired by TED’s motto of, “Ideas worth spreading”, they invited speakers to share their ideas at the Media Innovation Center. Emily Calandrelli,…

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West Virginia State Science Bowl

February 10, 2018

The 27th WV State Science Bowl was hosted at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV on Friday, February 9, until Saturday, February 10. Teams from across the state competed in quiz bowl like tournament rounds. On Saturday, info sessions about various colleges and science-related companies spoke with members of the…

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WVSGC Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter

January 8, 2018

NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the release of its Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter. To view the newsletter, please go to News & Events -> Newsletters or click the image above.

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Birthday Celebration of Sir Arthur C. Clarke

December 16, 2017

A Centennial Birthday Celebration of the famed novelist, futurist, scientist, and master of science fiction Sir Arthur C. Clarke was held at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville, WV. There were many discussions about creating outdoor interactive exhibits for the public and students to participate in. This session was just one…

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FLL Championship Tournament at the Falcon Center

December 2, 2017

On December 2, 2017, Fairmont State University hosted the WV FIRST Lego League (FLL) Championship Tournament on their campus. Over 60 teams participated in what was one of the largest tournaments held this year. The tournament drew in over 1,500 students, coaches, and parents. Todd Ensign, the Program Manager for…

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West Virginia Science Teacher’s Association

November 2, 2017

Educators and professionals from across the state came together for a three day conference wherein they shared best practices in science education to return to their place of work and promote scientific literacy. WVSTA awarded multiple conference scholarships which convened at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV from November 2nd-4th.

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Seeding Your Future Conference

October 14, 2017

Seeding Your Future Conference

Shepherd University will invite 5th through 8th grade girls out for a full day of hands-on workshops and interactions with STEM professionals in the hopes of increasing their interest in STEM areas at the fourth annual Seeding Your Future (SYF) conference. A picture of the SYD team with leaders Dr….

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Fall Board of Directors Meeting

October 7, 2017

The WVSGC Board of Directors met at Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV. Presentations given by various speakers can be found under Resources -> Informational Downloads.

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Undergraduate Affiliate Fellowship Program

September 25, 2017

The Undergraduate Affiliate Fellowship Program is taking submissions until Monday, September 25, 2017. WVSGC offers fellowships for undergraduate students who desire a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) related programs and are interested in working on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member who will…

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

The Great American Solar Eclipse

Organized by NASA Montana Space Grant Consortium, students across the country participated in a high altitude balloon flight on August 21st. The event was an opportunity to send live video and images from near space of the eclipse. Streams of the event were captured and made available online, allowing for…

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