The Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC) was established in 1989 to develop a statewide network of academic, industry, and non-profit partners dedicated to maximize the number of Georgia students from all backgrounds who are well-prepared in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and who are motivated to support space and aeronautics programs vital to this nation.
GSGC is a NASA program and part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. GSGC has 21 affiliate members and 10 partner organizations serving both metropolitan and rural areas of the state. The GSGC team includes six Historically Black Colleges and Universities and two women-serving institutions.
Georgia ranks 8th in U.S. aerospace industry employment with more than 800 aerospace companies with operations in Georgia, ranking 5th in the US for Aerospace exports. GSGC uniquely prepares students in STEM disciplines with its affiliates training and graduating thousands of students annually to meet this critical state need and the needs of NASA.
Summary of Programs
GSGC conducts research, internships, scholarships, fellowships, K-12 student and teacher training programs and public outreach. These programs include:
College of Education teaming
Higher Ed/Workforce Development
Museum & Planetarium Programs
Substantial impact achieved in training future engineers, scientists, and STEM educators. The GSGC:
- Annually supports diverse set of undergraduate and graduate students (over 1,000) per year in research projects, internships, scholarships and fellowships
- Annually provides STEM education and hands-on activities at schools and science centers to 10,000 Georgia residents
- Annually supports K-12 teacher professional development to over 1,000 K-12 educators
- Has funded over 115 Ph.D. recipients in STEM fields over GSGC history