WOU's balloon team launches their first high altitude balloon carrying both a communications and a science module payload. The balloon's highest reported altitude was 90,833 ft. Both payload and parachute were recovered in perfect condition
The OSU AIAA Team, funded in part by the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Award Program, celebrates a successful first competition, earning highest placing newcomer recognition status.
The Oregon Space Grant Consortium's 2012/13 NASA Student Symposium was held on February 8, 2013 at Oregon State University. The event, featuring research conducted by OSGC funded students, included a morning poster session and afternoon presentat
The 2010-11 OSU Mars Rover Team, funded in part through an OSGC Student Research Award, earned third place in this year's University Rover Challenge hosted at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah.
1988: National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program was established by Congress in 1988 as an effort to enhance the nation's science enterprise. This effort was to be realized by funding research, education, and public service throughout the nation at all grade levels to promote a diverse and well-educated science, engineering, and technology workforce. A year later the program was implemented and managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) via a national network of university-based Space Grant Consortia. Programs are administered in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
1991: In March Oregon joined the national network as a consortia member. The Program Grant was awarded to Oregon State University (OSU) to implement a balanced program of research, education, and public service. As the lead institution, OSU became the home to the Oregon Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) administrative base. OSGC was established to maintain a diverse array of programs to support space science and engineering education from middle school through graduate school.
1994: OSGC added Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University) as its first affiliate.
1995: University of Oregon became affiliated with the Consortium.
1996: Portland State University and Eastern Oregon State College (now Eastern Oregon University) were added as program affiliates.
1997: Oregon Institute of Technology, Lane Community College, Portland Community College-Cascade Campus, Portland Community College-Sylvania Campus, Portland Community College-Rock Creek Campus, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry were added as program affiliates.
1998: The Museum at Warm Springs joined the Consortium.
2003: Western Oregon University is accepted as a Consortium member.
2004: George Fox University and Evergreen Aviation Museum join the Consortium.
2006: ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum becomes a member of the Consortium in September.
2009: Pacific University became the newest member of the Consortium.
2011: Both the University of Portland and Linn-Benton Community College were accepted as members of the Consortium. Additionally, Lane Community College reaffirmed their collaboration with OSGC.
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