The Vermont Space Grant Consortium offers a variety of opportunities for scholarships, research grants, awards and NASA Internship Programs that provide opportunities to work with NASA engineers and scientists at NASA centers across the United States.

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.

Project Goal:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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 CollegeNorwich University, 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.

 

 

Contact VTSGC

Vermont Space Grant Consortium/NASA EPSCoR
University of Vermont
Mansfield House, 2nd Floor
25 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405

For more information, please contact Debra Fraser, Program Coordinator.

Email: dfraser1@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-1429

NASA rocket launch

National Network

Chartered in 1990 under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  Vermont Space Grant Consortium (VTSGC) is part of a national network that includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies.   VTSGC is one of 52 consortia affiliates which are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

 

UVM CubeSat Solar Sail student design team completing their preliminary design review

VTSGC Mission

To Serve the citizens of the State of Vermont and the larger National community by fostering increased expertise in aerospace-related education, research, and public service.
To provide a statewide network to enhance communication and interaction among Vermont organizations and individuals with interests in aerospace issues.

group of students with their Vermont NASA Space Grant project

Strategic Plan and Goals

Goals of the VTSGC include promoting the enhancement of Vermont’s STEM educational base, encouraging Vermont students to consider careers in scientific and technical fields.
We strive to increase Vermont’s aerospace-related research infrastructure, and promote programs that connect Vermont’s citizens at all levels to NASA.