Metro Atlanta Region (US Congressional Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13)Agnes Scott College (District 5)
University information: Agnes Scott College is an independent, all female institution located in Decatur (suburban Atlanta), Georgia. Agnes Scott currently enrolls approximately 900 students, and has a student to faculty ratio of 10:1. The college offers 34 undergraduate majors and 31 minors, and students have access to cross registration and social events with affiliate colleges, such as Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State. Students who graduate from Agnes Scott receive a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. Agnes Scott ranks number 61 among national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of “Best Colleges,” up from number 70 in 2017. It also ranks as the 2nd Most Innovative National Liberal Arts College, and Agnes Scott’s first-year experience and study abroad programs are recognized as “Academic Programs to Look For.”
University information: Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a Historically Black College (HBCU) located in Atlanta. Clark Atlanta University is a private, not for profit institution that was formed in 1988 with the merging of Atlanta University, solely a graduate school, and Clark University, an undergraduate liberal arts school. Today, approximately 3,500 students can select from 38 concentrations of study at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialists, or doctoral levels. U.S. News & World Report ranked Clark Atlanta University 18th in the Top 20 of its 2015 listing of America’s Best HBCUs. CAU was one of the original four members of the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
Organization information: Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. serves micro and nano satellite developers struggling to find dedicated and cost-effective space access by offering fast, flexible and affordable primary launch manifesting through GOLauncher, an air-launched space transportation system specifically designed for small payloads.
University information: Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) is located in metropolitan Atlanta. Georgia Tech is a science and technology-focused learning institute renowned for our deeply-held commitment to improving the human condition. Georgia Tech is regularly ranked as one of the top ten public universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs are offered through the Institute’s six colleges: Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, Scheller College of Business, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
University information: Georgia State University (GSU) is a public, research institution located in downtown Atlanta, and is the second largest university in the state. GSU was one of the original four members of the Georgia Space Grant Consortium. The school serves over 51,000 students each year, including both undergraduates and graduate students. The university is comprised of eight colleges, and students can pursue roughly 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study, including accelerated degree programs, honors program, double majors, and independent study. GSU was named the 4th most innovative university in the United States in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report.
University information: Kennesaw State College (KSU) is located in northern suburban Atlanta, across two campuses. KSU, a member of the University System of Georgia, is a doctoral institution with moderate research activity (R3 classification), and is the third largest public university in Georgia. Kennesaw State is also one of the 50 largest public institutions in the nation, offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. KSU is comprised of the Colleges of the Arts, Education, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Health and Human Services, and more. KSU focuses on teaching and learning, offers a general education program, and is committed to public service, scholarly and creative work, and applied research. Kennesaw State was named among the top 10 percent of institutions nationally, by the Carnegie Foundation, for its ongoing collaborative efforts with the larger community.
University information: Morehouse College is a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically African American college located in Atlanta, Georgia. Morehouse is the largest men’s college in the United States with an enrollment over 2,100 students and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Students can choose from 27 Bachelor’s degree programs offered in Business Administration and Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Science and Mathematics. As of 2016, Morehouse is the number 1 men’s college for producing Rhodes Scholars, tying with Howard for producing the most Rhodes Scholars from a Historically Black College or University (HCBU), and tying with Harvard for producing the most black male Rhodes Scholars. Morehouse was also ranked fourth among the nation’s HBCUs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings.
Organization information: SpaceWorks Enterprises–is an industry affiliate located in metro Atlanta. SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) is an aerospace engineering concept design and systems analysis firm focusing on next-generation space transportation systems, future technologies, human and robotic exploration of space and emerging space markets and applications. SEI’s advanced concept design and development work helps its customers envision the impact of future technologies, understand the feasibility of proposed space missions, and make strategic decisions regarding future markets. SEI was recently awarded the Industry Impact Award at the second annual Horizon Awards hosted by TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), a non-profit organization created by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) that works to place high school students in hands-on STEM internships within their communities.
Institution information: Spelman College is a private, all-female, 4-year Historically Black College and University (HCBU) located in Atlanta, Georgia. Spelman College offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in majors such as Art, Child Development, Economics, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Political Science, and more. Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees are offered in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Dual Degree Engineering (DDEP, a unique program that combines a liberal arts degree with an engineering degree. Students enrolled in DDEP spend three years at Spelman and spend another two years at an engineering institution.), Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Spelman has a student to faculty ratio of 9:1, with an enrollment of about 2,100 students. Spelman has been recognized among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges, and for the tenth straight year, is the No. 1 historically Black college and university in the country, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings.
Institution information: The University of Georgia (UGA) Griffin Campus boasts a small college atmosphere with the benefits of obtaining a degree from a university with a strong national reputation for academic excellence. The UGA Griffin Campus is one of the premier agricultural research centers in the region and is poised to address research, extension and teaching needs of the 21st Century. Campus programs work toward the state land grant university mission: to teach, to inquire and to serve. To fulfill this mission, the research, extension and education programs at the Griffin Campus focus on the following areas:Food safety and quality enhancement, Biotechnology and genetics, Crop and pest management, Environment and natural resources, Urban agriculture, and Education. UGA Griffin offers 11 Bachelor’s and 9 Master’s degree programs from five of UGA’s schools and colleges: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Education, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, or College of Business.
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 9, 14)University of North Georgia (District 9)
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)
University information: Albany State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in Albany (southwest) Georgia, in the University System of Georgia. The university offers 13 certificates, 14 associate, 30 baccalaureate, and 12 graduate degrees in five colleges. The university also offers the Board of Regents’ engineering transfer program and the dual degree program in engineering with Georgia Institute of Technology.
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.
University information: Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is a Historically Black College located in rural Fort Valley. FVSU is a comprehensive learning institution that provides education to over 4,000 students. The university awards associates, bachelors, masters and specialist degrees in diverse areas of study. The University is composed of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology; College of Arts and Sciences; and College of Education.
University information: Mercer University is the only college in Georgia to be distinguished by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification. With more than 8,600 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; medical school sites in Macon, Savannah and Columbus; and at three Regional Academic Centers around the state, Mercer is ranked among the top tier of national research universities by U.S. News & World Report, which in 2016 named Mercer one of the 25 best values in the nation. Service to humankind is ingrained in the Mercer culture, integrating volunteerism and curricula throughout Mercer’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programs. Mercer is one of the most decorated institutions in the nation on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, released in 2016.
Organization information: Museum of Aviation (MOA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA. The Museum of Aviation is situated on 51 acres next to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. The facility includes four large exhibit buildings which house some of the 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, cockpits and award-winning exhibits. The Museum of Aviation is the second largest aerospace museum of the United States Air Force and the fourth most visited museum in the Department of Defense. MOA is one of the largest aviation museums in the United States and a major Air Force Heritage, Exhibit and Education Center in the Southeast, and is also NASA regional educator resource center. The museum is open daily from 9am – 5pm (closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day), with FREE admission and parking.
Institution information: The University of Georgia (UGA) is a public R-1 research university located in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1785, it is the country’s oldest state-chartered university and the birthplace of the American system of public higher education. UGA is tied for 16th overall among all public national universities in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings. UGA is organized into 17 constituent schools and colleges, with more than 140 degree programs offered in a wide array of disciplines. Beginning in January 2016, Dr. Mishra co-founded the Small Satellite Research Laboratory with a goal to launch student-built low earth orbit satellites to provide unique space-based data to advance research on coastal ecosystems, marine processes and water quality. This muti disciplinary research and experiential learning program includes faculty and students from physics, mathematics, computer science, marine science, geography, engineering, design and management, and more.
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
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.
University information: Georgia Southern University is located in Statesboro, GA and is the largest higher education facility in Georgia south of Atlanta. GSU offers 119 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels to its nearly 21,000 student population. The university offers a comprehensive selection of academics, including Business Administration, Engineering and Information Technology, Education, and Public Health. U.S. News & World Report ranked GSU among the top 100 “2017 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs”. The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology is home to the first undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering program in the state of Georgia.
University information: Savannah State University (SSU) is Georgia’s oldest Historically Black College and University (HCBU), located in Savannah, Georgia. SSU is a 4-year public university offering 30 baccalaureate and 6 graduate majors to its nearly 4,900 students through the College of Business Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Sciences and Technology, and School of Teacher Education. SSU is a partner institution of the Regents’ Engineering Pathways (RTP) Program, which allows students to complete 2 or more years of engineering pathways courses at SSU and then transfer to an RTP Engineering Institution (Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Mercer University, or University of Georgia). Savannah State also engages in groundbreaking research — SSU sent cutting-edge genetic material from campus laboratories to the International Spaces Station (ISS) in 2014, and earned two patents in 2016. One patent allows for the collection and harvest of organic material necessary for long-distance space travel, and the other is a new chemical with implications for treating Alzheimer’s, ALS and dementia.