The Indiana Space Grant Consortium, formed in 1989, has as its objectives to:
- Foster sharing of space related course materials among consortium academic institutions
- Foster the development of multi-institutional space research efforts including industry-university teaming
- Foster high quality graduate level space research at consortium academic institutions
- Use interest in space to increase participation in science and mathematics in the public schools
- Foster space-related programs and curricula for public schools and for the public
- Increase the pool of high school graduates who enter college to study science, mathematics, and engineering with emphasis on underrepresented minorities and women
The INSGC membership currently includes multiple organizations and affiliates among the 52 consortia nationally. Members are spread across the state. Academic members include institutions both public and private; large and small; minority and non-minority. Industry members include both large and small companies. INSGC has developed a very balanced program in the mix of higher education, research infrastructure and public service projects that are undertaken by the member organizations.