WV Statewide Partnership to Advance Community College Education in STEM (WV SPACES)

Given the unique needs of community and technical colleges in general and of West Virginia in particular, the NASA WV Space Grant Consortium offers opportunities to community and technical college students and faculty that will assist them as they seek meaningful educational opportunities and future jobs in STEM fields. Specific opportunities through NASA WVSGC will include two distinct yet compatible opportunities – Fellowships/Internships for students and Course Development for faculty.

Student Opportunities

Summer Internships at High-Tech Companies in West Virginia

Internships for students in STEM fields in West Virginia. These internships provide hands-on experience, career awareness, networking, and opportunities to create work that informs and educates

  • High-Tech Companies in West Virginia that may be interested in hiring interns:
    • Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    • Bombardier
    • Engine & Airframe Solutions Worldwide, LLC
    • Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
  • The amount of these awards is $6,000 per student.  (Based on a 40 hr week/ 10 week on site)
  • Deadline to apply for Summer 2018 Internship:  March 31, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (EST)

How to Apply:  Download and complete the Internship Application Form, attach all necessary documents, then email packet to: Candy.Cordwell@mail.wvu.edu

National-Level Internship Programs

Please Note: For all the listed opportunities, students must apply through the WVSGC if they seek our endorsement and commitment of funds. A copy of all applications must be forwarded to our office. Click here for comments from the previous WVSGC sponsored interns!

To apply for additional NASA internship opportunities, please visit the NASA Internships and Fellowships website.

Academic Year Fellowships

An opportunity for students to develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related projects in collaboration with faculty and/or other students (e.g. Space Flight Design Challenge) during the academic year.

  • The amount of these awards is $4,000 per student. The faculty mentor will receive an honorarium of $1,000.
  • Deadline to apply for Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Fellowships:  May 15, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (EST)

How to Apply:  Download and complete the  CTC Student Fellowship App, attach all necessary documents, then email packet to: Candy.Cordwell@mail.wvu.edu

Faculty Opportunities

Community / Technical College-Based Course Development

Community and Technical College Systems (CTCS) faculty members will develop new and innovative courses at the institutions of higher education and those courses will be delivered to CTCS students during the subsequent years. It is anticipated that these courses will then continue in the regular curriculum at the CTCS colleges.

  • Each successful proposal will receive up to $5,000 in NASA funds.
  • These courses should be offered starting in the spring 2019 semester.
  • Deadline to apply for the CTC Course Development: May 15, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (EST)

How to Apply: Download and complete the WV SPACES Course Development  application, then email packet to: Candy.Cordwell@mail.wvu.edu