Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Overview

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In 1989, NASA took the century-old idea of a land grant university and gave it a new spin for the 21st century, designating Space Grant colleges and universities around the country to help maintain America's preeminence in aerospace science and technology.

The goal of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program is to contribute to the nation's science enterprise by funding education, research, and informal education projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia.

The University of Washington was one of the first Space Grant universities in the country. Currently, 52 independently governed consortia administer NASA Space Grant programs in research, education, and public service.

The objectives of the National Space Grant Program are to: