The Vermont Space Grant Consortium (VTSGC) is part of a national network of colleges and universities. VTSGC works to expand opportunities for Vermonters to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts. VTSGC funds NASA internships, fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), curriculum and faculty development, as well as informal education through our museum partners.
- Contribute to the nation's science enterprise by funding education, research and public engagement projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia.
- Establish and maintain a national network of universities.
- Encourage cooperative programs among universities; aerospace industry; and Federal, state and local governments.
- Encourage interdisciplinary education, research and public service programs related to aerospace.
- Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities.
- Promote a strong science, mathematics and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.
Diversity and Inclusion:
The Vermont Space Grant Consortium (VTSGC) supports and upholds the NASA Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement. “The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all employees feel welcome, respected, connected, and engaged. As the world’s leader in aeronautics, space exploration, science, and technology, we embrace the critical importance of cultivating and empowering a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment-enabling NASA to attract the widest and deepest pools of talent, leverage the capabilities of our exceptional workforce; and empower all personnel to be authentic, to participate, and to fully contribute. We understand this provides NASA access to the highest levels of knowledge, capabilities, creativity, problem solving, decision making, and performance. And this will enable NASA to achieve the greatest mission success.”
The VTSGC strives to align our Consortium policies, plans, and priorities with the Vermont Department of Education’s Equity Education for Vermont’s K-12 schools as well as each of our member institutions’ DEI plans: University of Vermont, St. Michael's College, Norwich University, Middlebury College, and Vermont Technical College. In addition, VTSGC works to provide an inclusive and interdisciplinary cohort of students, mentors, affiliates, and more, and aligns those efforts with the Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.