- K-12 Educators
CLICK HERE to view the 2022-23 SCORE Program Call for Proposals
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member community colleges an opportunity to apply for a one-time (non-renewable), research award that supports their academic study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), or in STEM education. The STEM Community-College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCORE) program awards community college student-researchers a stipend upon completion of an academic, term-long research project and oral presentation at the OSGC Spring Student Symposium. Students are guided in their project by faculty members at community colleges or universities who have active research opportunities available for students or have an interest in supporting student research. These awards also serve to recognize the student’s achievements in the STEM fields.
The SCORE Program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging careers in STEM and STEM education and developing a diverse and capable next-generation workforce in space science, aerospace, and technology, through unique, experiential learning opportunities. Women, individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in the STEM fields, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The NASA Office of STEM Engagement develops student programs and opportunities that are driven by the research priorities of the NASA Mission Directorates. To this end, applicants are required to demonstrate how their project relates to NASA’s Vision/Mission and substantively aligns with the research priorities of at least one of the NASA Mission Directorates (see Appendix A. Agency Information and Strategic Framework for NASA).
Awards are open to a broad range of STEM disciplines, including but not limited to Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Civil Engineering, and STEM Education. Students should contact OSGC if they have questions regarding the suitability of their field of study for SCORE.
CLICK HERE to view the 2022-23 SCORE Program Call for Proposals, including Appendix A. Agency Information and Strategic Framework and Appendix B. Sample Template for Project Proposal
Bradley Ackroyd - Portland Community College, Rock Creek | Mentor: Andrew Hilt
Pedestrian Evacuation Travel Times to Tsunami Safety Zones in Seaside, OR
Stephanie Bishop - Portland Community College, Southeast | Mentor: Eriks Puris, Ph.D.
Radon Level and Their Relationship to the Depth of Portland's Water Table
Jake Bullard - Southwestern Oregon Community College | Mentor: Zinzi Nandi Segura Konig, RN, MPH
The Application of Radiation Challenges in Simulated Martian Regolith and Diazotropic Cyanobacteria for Selective Breeding of Cold-, Drought-, and Radiation-tolerant Food and Grain Crop Amaranthus Hypochondricus for Human Spaceflight Exploration and Operations to Mars
Essau Klopfenstein - Portland Community College, Southeast | Mentor: Benjamin Simon, Ph.D.
The Effect of Ionizing Radiation of Radiotrophic Fungi in the Context of Space Travel
Teresa Nguyen - Portland Community College, Southeast | Mentor: Julia Betts
Alternative End Cap Designs for Isogrid Propellent Tanks on Low-Cost Launch Vehicles
Alex Hampton - Portland Community College | Mentor: Nermine Ramadan
Studying the Factors that Affect the Orbital Decay of Satellites
Ethyn Killinger - Southwestern Oregon Community College | Mentor: Aaron Coyner, Ph.D.
Project Stardust South Coast Extension: Classification and Characterization of Micrometeorites found on the Southern Oregon Coast
Matthew Lloyd - Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus | Mentor: Peter Kazarinoff, Ph.D.
Custom Tool for Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair Using Consumer-Grade 3D Printer and PLA
Taylor Lohrie - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: Julia Betts
Applications of Mycology to Space Travel, Astrobiology, and NASA's Artemis Mission
Ryne Shelton - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: David Smith
Investigating the Performance of Electronics Within a Satellite's Radiometer
Sofia von Trapp - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: Julia Betts
A Geological and Anthropological Study of Oregon's Fort Rock
Nathaniel Balmain - Southwestern Oregon Community College | Mentor: Aaron Coyner, Ph.D.
Using UV Event Localization to Constrain Magnetic Reconnection Geometry in Solar Flares
Haley Dean - Oregon Coast Community College | Mentor: William Lilley
Project Stardust: The Search for Micrometeorites in the Oregon Coastal Environments
Anya DeCarlo - Portland Community College, Cascade Campus | Mentor: Brett Schaerer
The Effect of UVC Radiation on Tardigrades
Marisa Gonzalez - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: Alexie Mckee
Investigating the Growth of Breathable Oxygen Producers in Cytherean, Lunar, and Martian Pressures
David Guarente - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: Eriks Puris
An Explorative Analysis into Mount St. Helens Volcanic Ash
Jonathan Lambert - Lane Community College | Mentor: Edgar F. Rosas Alquicira, Ph.D.
On-Land Experimental Cultivation of a Nutritionally Dense Seaweed for its Human Consumption in Space
Hayden Reinhold - Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus | Mentor: Eric Hall
Analysis of Electrical and Temperature Relationships for Rechargeable Batteries
Philip Renaud-Tussey - Lane Community College | Mentor: Dennis Gilbert, Ph.D.
Simulation & Experiment of Normal Force Interactions in Micro-Gravity Environment
Briar Rogers - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: Julia Betts
Investigating the Feasibility of Using Martian Soil as a Medium for Agricultural Food Production
Zackary Rood - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: Alexie Mckee
Observing the Growth of Breathable O2 Producers in Cytherean, Lunar, and Martian Atmospheric Composition and Light Conditions
Ryne Shelton - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: Lee Collins
Investigating Solid Oxide Fuel Cells as a Lightweight, Highly Efficient Alternative to the Standard Alkaline Battery
Ethan Stouder - Portland Community College, Southeast Campus | Mentor: Julia Betts
Plastic to Reforest the Earth
2018-19 SCORE Recipients
Jacob Brauer - PCC Sylvania Campus - Improve Behr Free-Fall Apparatus
Emily Gemmill - PCC Sylvania Campus - The Physics of Fluids and Application to Traffic Flow and Patterns
Izikaula Huntley - PCC Southeast Campus – Sustainable Food: Reducing the Energy Demands of Urban Vertical Hydroponic Systems
Aurora Jimenez - PCC Southeast Campus - Landslide Investigation of Dog Mountain and Wind Mountain
Bailee McMahon - Southwestern Oregon Community College - Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Relationships between Hard X-ray and Ultraviolet Emission in Solar Flares Observed with RHESSI and SDO
Teresa Nguyen - PCCSoutheast Campus - Systems Engineering for PSAS/Base 11 Space Challenge
Hayden Reinhold - PCC Sylvania Campus - Measuring Gravitational Acceleration with Digital Sensors
Isabella Trifilo-Miley - Southwestern Oregon Community College - Effects of Solar Structure on Solar Flare X-ray Emissio
Tellina Zavala - Linn-Benton Community College - Automated Garden Habitat Project
2017-18 SCORE Recipients
Marshall Andersen - Linn-Benton Community College - Polarized Light of the Sun's Corona
Emma Frazier - Portland Community College Southeast Campus - A Search for Urban Micrometeorites in Portland
Andrew Jozwiak - Portland Community College Sylvania Campus - The Modern Eddington Experiment
Myka Kang-Lanz - Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus - Genome Re-annotation of Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum
Matthew Lucas - Linn-Benton Community College - Stable, Inexpensive, and Recoverable Altitude Control Flight System for Latex High Altitude Balloon
Caleb Marshbank - Portland Community College Sylvania Campus - Glacier Melt Rate Measurement
Eleanor Paige Nicholson - Portland Community College Sylvania Campus - Glacier Melt Rate Measurement
Ciara Russell - Southwestern Oregon Community College - Using Geochemistry to Suggest Mars Rover Improvements
Audrey Vaughn - Linn-Benton Community College - Controlled Altitude Pressure Valve