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October 2017 Post-Eclipse High-Altitude Ballooning Conference

The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis campus) will be hosting a post-eclipse 2-day ballooning conference called "AHAC 2017" on Oct. 27-28, 2017 - a Friday and Saturday. This conference will be an opportunity to share your results from the eclipse ballooning project and to hear about the experiences of many other teams. We hope all ballooning teams, including those who have things to report unrelated to the eclipse, seriously considers sending participants and giving oral and/or poster presentations at this conference.

NASA Revamps Technology Commercialization Readiness Program

NASA is re-introducing an updated Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP) to further advance innovative technology with high potential for commercial impact. This program is being offered to small businesses that have successfully completed Phase II awards under any federal agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. NASA will match the investments with SBIR/STTR program funds up to $2 million for each CCRPP award.

Student Service Learning Grants

Purdue’s Office of Engagement provides grants to students or student organizations for work on community service learning projects. This program’s goal is to expand the community involvement of Purdue students in partnership with communities, nonprofit agencies, schools, and governmental bodies.

Author of "Hidden Figures" to Speak at Purdue

January 25, 2017
The author of the book “Hidden Figures,” Margot Lee Shetterly, will be coming to campus. The movie based on the book is currently in theaters. Ms. Shetterly will be speaking on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m. in Loeb Playhouse. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be for sale that evening and she will be signing books following her talk.

2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the Continental U.S. Communities in northern Oregon, parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina will have the chance to see the daytime Sun covered by the Moon.

2017 Microgravity DIVER Drop Tower Challenge

Teams of grade 9-12 students are challenged to design and build diving objects that will submerge in water as far as possible when exposed to microgravity in NASA’s 2.2 Second Drop Tower.

Space Poop Challenge

This is a competition to source a system that routes and collects human waste away from the body, hands-free, for fully suited astronauts.

Caltech Space Challenge

Caltech Space Challenge is a 5-day prestigious event held March 26-31, 2017 in which undergraduate and graduate students from around the world compete in designing a space-related mission.

STEM Summer Research and Graduate Program Information

It’s not too early to begin preparing your applications for paid summer research experiences and graduate programs!

Cubes in Space

Cubes in Space™ is a program providing students 11-18 years of age an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space at no cost!

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