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.
2014: Portland Community College, Southeast Campus joins the Consortium.
2016: Oregon Coast Community College is accepted as an OSGC member institution.
2017: Southwestern Oregon Community College becomes a member of the Consortium. Southern Cross Aviation joins OSGC as its first industry partner.
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