The Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC) is a statewide collaboration between affiliate and partner organizations.  Affiliates share a long-term commitment to the mission and the financial support of GSGC.  Affiliates are voted into member by the current GSGC affiliates. For more information on an affiliate, click the institution/organization name below:

Metro Atlanta Region (US Congressional Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 13)

Agnes Scott College (District 5) Clark Atlanta University (District 5) Georgia Institute of Technology (Lead Institution) (District 5) Georgia State University (District 5) Kennesaw State University (District 11)

Morehouse College (District 5) SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (District 4) Spelman College (District 5) University of Georgia - Griffin Campus (District 3) University of West Georgia (District 3)

Consortium Member Since:

Affiliate Director: Ajith DeSilva, Ph.D.
Department of Physics

Contact Information:
210 West Georgia Dr
Carrollton, GA 30118
(678) 839-4089


University information: The University of West Georgia (UWG) is located in rural Carrollton, Georgia. UWG is classified as a comprehensive doctoral granting university by the University System of Georgia.  UWG offers 88 fields of study, including bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs as well as post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificates to its more than 13,000 students.  Diverse programs of study are found throughout UWG’s 6 colleges and 1 school: Arts and Humanities, Honors College, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Mathematics, School of Nursing, and College of Business. UWG is Georgia’s 6th largest public university, and is recognized among the nation’s top colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.  UWG was also honored as a Best Regional College for 2018 by the Princeton Review.

North Georgia Region (US Congressional Districts 7, 9, 14)

University of North Georgia (District 7)

Consortium Member Since:

Affiliate Director: Dr. Mark C. Spraker, Ph.D.
College of Science and Mathematics
Director, the NGCSU Center of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
And Professor of Physics

Contact Information:
Rogers Hall 112
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597
(706) 864-1509


University information: The University of North Georgia (UNG) has five campuses located in north Georgia. With more than 18,000 students, UNG is one of Georgia’s largest public universities. As a regional multi-campus institution and premier senior military college, UNG is unique in the range of educational pathways it offers students. From associate degrees to graduate-level programs, UNG provides an array of opportunities to help develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. One of only six federally designated senior military colleges in the nation, the university carries the distinction of The Military College of Georgia and its nationally recognized Army ROTC program attracts students from across the state, region and nation. Additionally, UNG is designated by the University System of Georgia as a State Leadership Institution and has earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks North Georgia among the top public universities in the South.

Middle Georgia Region (US Congressional Districts 2, 8, 10)

Albany State University (District 2) Columbus State University (District 2)

Consortium Member Since:

Affiliate Director: Rosa Williams, Ph.D.
Professor/Mead Observatory Director
Earth and Space Sciences

Contact Information:
Coca-Cola Space Science Center
701 Front Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 649-1474


University information: Columbus State University (CSU) is located in Columbus, Georgia and is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university offers 46 undergraduate and 42 graduate degrees in the arts, business, computer science, education, nursing, social sciences, and more.  The almost 8,500 students can attend courses at either of CSU’s main campuses, online, or at Fort Benning if active duty.  The university operates the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, which hosts both student and public programs.  Its facilities include the Omnisphere Theater (a planetarium) and the Mead Observatory.

Fort Valley State University (District 2) Mercer University (District 2) Museum of Aviation (District 2) University of Georgia (District 10)

Eastern Georgia Region (US Congressional Districts 1, 12)

Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus (District 1)

Consortium Member Since: 2005

Affiliate Director: Priya Goeser, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information:
C.O.B.A Dr.
Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 344-2709


University information:

The Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University is a four-year public university located in Savannah, Georgia, and is a part of the University System of Georgia. The Armstrong campus offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and has a student enrollment of approximately 7,100 students.  The Armstrong campus was founded in 1935 by Thomas Gamble, mayor of Savannah, as Armstrong Junior College. The institution expanded into a four-year university in 1964 as Armstrong State College, and on January 1, 2018, Armstrong consolidated with Georgia Southern University as the Armstrong Campus.

Georgia Southern University (District 12) Savannah State University (District 1)