WSGC Director, Dr. R. Aileen Yingst, is
heavily involved in Mars Science Laboratory
Dr. Yingst is Deputy Principal Investigator on
MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) and a Co-Investigator on MARDI (Mars Descent
Imager) and MastCam(Mast Camera). For up-to-date information on the
mission, click here.
Articles about Dr. Yingst's participation:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: "UWGB scientist worked on Mars camera"
UWGB Inside: "Space Grant Consortium’s Yingst to play critical role in Mars rover mission"
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What's Happening Now!
23rd Annual Wisconsin Space Conference Dates are set:
August 15-16th, 2013 at Marquette University!
Thank you to all of our 2013-2014 Student and Adult Program Applicants and
Reviewers! Award letters have been sent out for all programs.
Thank you to all of our Collegiate, First Nations, and Regional teams who
launched their rockets and made our competitions a success - we hope to see you
out again next year!
Check out some model launch pictures submitted by our Collegiate Rocket teams by clicking
Check out some pictures from the Altimeter Workshop held on December 1,
2012 by clicking
UW-Madison Zero-G Team in Houston!
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Zero G Team created a video of their experience in the Systems Engineering Educational Discovery and Zero G Program in Houston, Texas!
Watch as they test spacesuit dust removal in microgravity, and have fun, too!
Carthage College Microgravity Team in Houston!
A team of students from Carthage College traveled to the Johnson Space Center in Houston in April to test a zero-gravity fuel gauge aboard NASA’s Weightless Wonder. The Carthage Microgravity Team was one of 10 college teams nationwide selected to participate in NASA’s 2012 Systems Engineering Educational Discovery program, or SEED.
The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is on Facebook!
The WSGC Facebook page offers:
A chance to connect with the Consortium and the peers in our programs
News from NASA and the National Space Grant
An opportunity to ask questions and give us feedback
Exclusive information, pictures, and updates on opportunities we are offering that will not
be sent out through email!
We invite and encourage anyone with an interest to join!
to 'like' us today!
Announcement of Rocket Competition Winners
Release of the 2012 Conference Proceedings Book
2013 Conference Invitations
In the News...
UW-Platteville Society of Physics Students Enthusiastically Prepare for Spring Rocket Launch:
Rocketry team readies for April competition
Jefferson Daily Union highlights WSGC funded student, Eric Johnson’s journey to winning the Rocket Competition with his team:
Fort High alumnus wins college rocket competition
The father of satellite meteorology, Vernon Suomi, has an
Earth-observing satellite named after him:
Satellite renamed to honor UW's Suomi
University of Wisconsin students spend New Years Eve at MDRS:
Ringing in the New Year "from Mars"
The WSGC funded program “Celebration of Life XVI: Healthy Bodies: On Earth and in Space!”
reaches out to children:
Summer Program Focuses on Health on Earth & in Space
University of Wisconsin students
top two other university teams in the 2011 NASA X-Hab Academic Innovation
University Of Wisconsin Students Win Space Habitat Competition