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 20 affiliate members and 7 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 nearly 200 aerospace companies with operations in Georgia. 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:

Teacher Training

Hands-On Workshops
College of Education teaming

Higher Ed/Workforce Development

Fellowships, Scholarships
NASA and Industry Internships
Student & Faculty Research
Hands-On Programs
K-12 and College
Faculty Research

Public Outreach

Museum & Planetarium Programs
Camps and Science Programs
Media Interaction

Program Impact

Substantial impact achieved in training future engineers, scientists, and STEM educators.  The GSGC:

  • Annually supports diverse set of 153 undergraduate and graduate students 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 4,000 educator
  • Has funded over 113 Ph.D. recipients in STEM fields over GSGC history