For College Faculty and Industry

For College Faculty and Industry

The consortium provides seed funding for college faculty to conduct research and/or write proposals. Continue to visit this site for opportunities to collaborate with industry.

Atlanta Metro Area

Clark Atlanta University

Radiative Heating Profile from Ground Level Through the Mid-Stratosphere
Funding is provided for High-altitude balloon flights which are able to produce accurate measurements of physical parameters suitable for atmospheric profile analysis. A consulting engineer will construct the electronic and software interfaces for data acquisition from the iMet-1 radiosonde to the Arduino Due microcontroller board. The engineer will assist in the design and installation of these devices on the balloon instrument platform and train a student research assistant in the digital and analog aspects of the electronics and software used.

Georgia State University

GSGC Visiting Observer Program
Students learn best by experiential activities, and this is especially the case for students beginning a career in observational astronomy. The Georgia State University Department of Physics and Astronomy offers graduate students many kinds of opportunities for observational programs, and places a strong emphasis on student training with telescopes around the globe.


University of Georgia (Griffin campus)

A CO2-Monitoring Network for Climate Literacy
Space Grant funded research at the University of Georgia is used to investigate the scaling up from the atmospheric micro-scale to the regional scale, using a combination of tower flux measurements, amid a heterogeneous vegetated surface, in the Southeast of the US. This study is particularly important anywhere on the earth's surface where the inhomogeneities in surface properties must be accounted for in NASA type climate models. Another GSGSC funded project at UGA continues the development of a suite of climate-literacy labs by extending an array of CO2 monitors in the Atlanta region. The data from the CO2 network will be used to enhance the laboratory modules of the most popular introductory science course at GSU - Introduction to Weather and Climate (Geography 1112)
Feasibility study on the assessment of surface characteristics evaporative and carbon dioxide fluxes
This study supports a student who is researching how to improve and refine the interpretation of measurements of land surface characteristics using a combination of remote sensing and in situ measurements, so as to determine the exchange of water vapor and carbon dioxide at the field scale. Surface flux measurements will be used to ground truth satellite measurements to provide land use history and land cover characteristics at a turf site.


University of North Georgia

Undergraduate Research for the Confocal X-Ray Fluorescence Study and the XCITER Lab
The University of North Georgia (UNG) x-ray facility is primarily operated by undergraduate research assistants using equipment that has been provided by the NASA Space Grant, industry, and the UNG Department of Physics.


Columbus State University

Professional Conference Presentations of CSU Undergraduate Research
Funding is provided for undergraduate scholarships. Students on GSGC scholarships will be expected to either do direct observing in CSU's MeadWestvaco Observatory, or carry out research work on data from other sources. Students are expected to present results at an academic conference.