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·  2018 Project Innovation Grants "Call for Proposals" Application and Instructions.  Click here for document in Word format.
2018 Kelly Lane Earth & Space Science teacher grant application
·  2018 Dan Swets Robotics Materials Award application

·  SDSGC Awards $100,000 to five South Dakota institutions

·  $750,000 FY2017 SD NASA EPSCoR Major Research Project titled: Wireless Body Area Network in Space: Development of Wireless Health Monitoring System with Flexible and Wearable Sensors

·  April 24, 2017 NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke previous U.S. record of 534 days in space! Celebrated with Historic Call to International Space Station by President Trump.  Click here for video of Oval Office call.
·  Computational Astronomy for Teachers - A 2-day course at SDSM&T; free tuition; earn 1 graduate credit. Register here.

·  SDSGC awards $176,000 to six South Dakota institutions

·  2017 "Daniel Swets Robotics Materials Award" Application for Educators

·  Robotics Training in SD offered remotely via DDN by SDSU Extension on April 29, 2017, reaching Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre, and Aberdeen. 

·  2017 Kelly Lane Earth & Space Science Grant (Application Instructions)

·  Davis-Bahcall Scholars Program - A summer program supported in part by SD Space Grant where Davis-Bahcall Scholars spend one to two weeks digging deep into underground science and engineering at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD plus two to four weeks experiencing the world of modern scientific research at laboratories and universities in the U.S. and abroad (funding permitting).  College credit is offered.  Click here for 2017 Davis-Bahcall Program Flyer

·  Other Summer 2017 SURF Internships

·  $750,000 FY2016 SD NASA EPSCoR Major Research Project: Advanced Bioelectrochemical Module (BEM) for Waste-to-Electricity Generation during Long-term Space Exploration

·   NASA funds two SD "Undergraduate Student Instrumentation Project" (USIP) Proposals

·   NASA JSC Educator Professional Development Institutes

·   Possible New Planet Announced: "Planet Nine" (SD Public Radio Interview with SDSGC's Tom Durkin, January 21, 2016)

·   Newest SDSGC affiliation: SD Air & Space Museum, Ellsworth Air Force Base

·  2017 Summer Camps in Science and Engineering at SDSM&T for High School Students

·  After 9.5 years, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed Pluto on July 14, 2015

·  Apollo 13 SD Public Radio Interview with SDSGC's Tom Durkin

·  SDSGC students speak at 2015 National Space Grant Meeting, Washington, DC (advance video to 21:15)

·  Graduating Student (Ryan Brown) Launches Career at NASA’s Mission Control.  Click here for article in Feb. 2015 issue of ASEE PRISM.

·  Space Grant Fellow Jorel Torres interns at Goddard

·  SD Public Radio "Dakota Midday" interview with SDSGC's Tom Durkin on NASA's Orion Spacecraft Launch

·  Latest News on Orion

·  Expert sees upward trajectory for space travel - Dec. 8, 2014 Rapid City Journal article.

·  NASA Awards $500,000 to SD Space Grant Consortium for partnership with Lake Area Technical Institute. 
        - See LATI press release and
SDSM&T press release

·  AMELIA EARHART FELLOWSHIP - Awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

·  NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships - (Takes a moment to download.) The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks to sponsor graduate research students pursuing or planning to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees relevant to space technology disciplines. The fellowship starts in fall 2014 and includes funding up to $68,000 per year. Click here for Flyer.

·  Greg Klein of Lake Area Technical Institute wins South Dakota Technician of the Year Award by FAA

·  Institute for STEM Education Enhancement at SDSU

·  NASA's 55th Anniversary - SD Public Radio interview with SDSGC's Tom Durkin, July 29, 2013

·  Comet visible during March 2013 (KEVN news video interview with SD Space Grant Consortium)

·  Remembering Astronaut Neil Armstrong

        - Listen to Armstrong narrate his own Moon Landing!

        - NASA's feature on Neil Armstrong

·  Mars Science Lab Curiosity LANDS!!!. More here

·  NASA Recommends Discontinuation of Student Rocket Activity

·  "Humans in Space" Youth Art Competition

·  South Dakota NASA EPSCoR "Research Summary" for Calendar Year 2011

·  Middle School "Space Adventures Camp" at SDSM&T - July 15-20, 2012.  Click here for 2012 Space Adventures Camp flyer.

·  High School "Space Adventures Camp" at SDSM&T - July 22-27, 2012.  Click here for 2012 Space Adventures Camp flyer.

·  Asteroid 2005 YU55 passes close to Earth on Nov. 8, 2011.  Click here for image of Asteroid 2005 YU55 captured by Badlands Observatory.

·  NASA Astronaut Job Announcement - In early November 2011, NASA will seek applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates (the astronaut candidate class of 2013).

·  Video of July 7, 2011 SD Public TV Science Cafe presentation on Space Exploration and Final Shuttle Mission by SDSGC's Tom Durkin - This event, hosted by SD Public Broadcasting was presented as part of the three-day "Neutrino Day" events in Lead, SD.

·  Dr. Ed Duke, SD Space Grant Director named "J.P. Gries Geologist of the Year", SD Section, American Institute of Professional Geologists

·  Images of Apollo 11 - First Manned Lunar Landing

·  NASA's 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary NASA!  Take an Interactive Tour of NASA's First 50 Years in this multimedia experience that takes you on an interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration. Combining current and historic video with state-of-the-art computer animation, this virtual exhibit features pavilions that host each decade of NASA's challenges and achievements. Your host is an animated robot named Automa, who guides you through your journey. Also assisting throughout the tour are important historic and cultural figures of the past 50 years of aerospace history, including astronauts, presidents, astronomers and other popular icons associated with NASA's history. (This site is best viewed over a broadband Internet connection).

·  The Moon: Back to the Future (University Student Art Contest) - NASA invites college students from the arts, including industrial design, architecture, computer design, and the fine arts, to submit their work on the theme:  Life and Work on the Moon.

·  South Dakota Pilots Association

·  Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

·  NASA Science - NASA's Science Mission Directorate has launched this new Web site that provides enhanced and engaging information about NASA's vast scope of scientific endeavors and achievements.

·  Powers of 10 - View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude and enter then enter the microscopic world!

·  Stardust Mission - NASA's amazing mission to capture comet dust and return it to Earth! 

·  Solar System Ambassador Program  Click here for directory of SD's Ambassadors

·  Science Fair Projects for all Students! - Hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology!

·  Earth & Sky Radio Series - Discussion of popular science subjects that affect our everyday lives.

·  Marsoweb - an interactive Web site developed by NASA helps scientists select suitable landing sites for future missions to Mars.

·  NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

·  Black Hills Astronomical Society

·  Sioux Empire Astronomy Club - The Sioux Empire Astronomy Club located in Sioux Falls, SD is a group interested in astronomy and teaching elementary students the basics of astronomy.

·  TerraFly - Virtually "fly" over the entire U.S.  Enter your zip code or street address and find your home!

·  Hubble Space Telescope website

·  Earth from Space - Excellent Earth Photos taken by astronauts aboard NASA Space Shuttle. Over 315,000 images!

·  Nighttime Satellite Image of Earth - Showing that dark skies are a vanishing natural resource in developed countries.

·  National Remote Sensing and Space Law Center

·  MISR at Atmospheric Sciences Data Center, NASA Langley Research Center - MISR (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer) is part of NASA's Terra spacecraft, launched into sun-synchronous polar orbit on December 18, 1999. MISR measurements are designed to improve our understanding of the Earth's environment and climate.  Viewing the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles, MISR provides radiometrically and geometrically calibrated images in four spectral bands at every angle. New algorithms for the retrieval of atmospheric aerosol, cloud, and surface geophysical properties have been implemented to capitalize on this unique observational capability.

·  Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Books, posters, classroom aides, gifts, globes, slides, videotapes, software, etc.

·  SPACEDAILY - Your Portal to Space

·  SpaceWeather.com - Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment