Promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields by recruiting and training the next generation of aerospace stakeholders.    

WSGC Director, Dr. R. Aileen Yingst, is heavily involved in Mars Science Laboratory mission!
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!

Regional Rocket Launch is April 25-26, 2014

Check out some model launch pictures submitted by our Collegiate Rocket teams by clicking here.

Check out some pictures from the Altimeter Workshop held on December 1, 2012 by clicking here.


2013 Stocker Elemenatry Rocket Launch

We visited Stocker Elementary in Kenosha, WI to watch their rocket launch. We hope their passion for rocketry continues!




NASA Hunch Video

Local high school participates in NASA HUNCH program (High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware), with WSGC support.

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!
    Click here to 'like' us today!

    Coming Soon...

    Summer Conference Invitations
      Award Announcements for Aerospace Outreach, Special Initiatives, Higher Education, Research Infrastructure, Research Seed
      Rocket Competition Award Announcement

    In the News...

    Science, writing and the curriculum approach to out-of-school time learning sparks student achievement and bridges achievement gaps.
    Achievement-Gap Solution

    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 Challenge:
    University Of Wisconsin Students Win Space Habitat Competition