Indiana Space Grant Consortium is one of the 52 Consortia part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. In the state of Indiana, INSGC is a source of NASA-related information, awards and programs.

The consortium works to carry out education, research, and public outreach activities in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM) related to space, aeronautics, aviation, and Earth system science, all while advocating increased financial and government support for Space Grant Consortia.

Consisting of 26 different affiliates including colleges, universities, businesses, and other private and public sector institutions, INSGC promotes aerospace education and career training by

  1. Supporting STEM students through various scholarship, internship and fellowship opportunities
  2. Assisting faculty and students in their development of skills in STEM related fields
  3. Offering experiential training aligned with NASA Strategic Enterprises, and
  4. Inspiring public interest in aerospace-related disciplines and lifelong learning through partnerships with educators at all levels

INSGC values:

  • A strong STEM educational basis that supports lifelong learning
  • An organized and efficient means of communication and cooperativity among faculty and students to maximize accomplishments and achieve excellence
  • Inspiring learners of all ages to create a culture that is innovative, creative, enthusiastic and excited to ex plore aerospace science and technology
  • Excellence in the development, delivery, and support of space-related products and programs
  • Development of new ideas and concepts that expand the depth and breadth of the organization.

Accomplishments:

Taylor University HALO program funded by INSGC participated in the first ever simultaneous launch of BalloonSats

  • Seven colleges including Taylor participated
  • November 2007
  • Awarded a NSF CCLI Grant to train and facilitate universities to implement launched into undergrad curriculum

Mission:

The mission of INSGC is to provide residents of Indiana opportunities to further develop skills, expand formal and informal learning, and participate in research related to STEM.
INSGC aims to

  1. promote NASA-related STEM workforce development by supporting STEM research and education in higher education setting
  2. provide educational opportunities for K-12 students and teachers to inspire students to STEM disciplines
  3. collaborate with formal and informal STEM educators to promote awareness to the general public of NASA-related missions

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