Monthly Updates

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

Women and Technology Conference

September 10, 2018

Women and Technology Conference

The Women and Technology Conference was held at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV. This premier event attracts women working in technology fields, those interested in pursuing or migrating to a tech-focused career, education leaders, industry professionals, agency officials, nonprofit leaders, students and more. Anyone interested in exploring ways to bridge…

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RockSat-X Launch!

August 14, 2018

Teams of students across the state of West Virginia participated in the RockSat-X program this past year through our Space Flight Design Challenge (SFDC) program. The SFDC program is a collaboration between The Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, and four colleges in West Virginia — West…

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Rocket Girls Camp

July 23, 2018

  One of the NASA WVSGC awards in Extension and Public Outreach known as Rocket Girls held a day-camp over the summer for 23 girls. The camp was held at West Virginia State University and led by Hannah Payne with curriculum created by MIT. Mrs. Payne took pre and post…

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ISS Downlink with Alexander Gerst!

July 10, 2018

The NASA WVSGC collaborated with the Langley region (Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia) to have a joint ISS Downlink with the International Space Station. The live feed, held at Virginia Air and Space Center, was watched across the region. Youth from all 5 states submitted questions to be asked…

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STEM Fair in Morgantown, WV!

July 1, 2018

Emily Calandrelli, author of the Ada Lace series, hosted a STEM fair in her hometown of Morgantown, WV. The event was held before her book signing at Barnes & Noble. She invited many outreach programs from West Virginia University and the community. Some of the groups included: NASA West Virginia…

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WVU Experimental Rocketry finishes 2nd at 2018 Spaceport America Cup!

June 22, 2018

The WVU Experimental Rocketry team was finally able to launch their 12-foot long fiber glass rocket, Wild & Wonderful II, in the 2018 Spaceport America Cup competition. There were multiple categories to compete in ranging from retrieving data and reaching various heights. The competition was held near Las Cruces, New…

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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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