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!
Collegiate Rocket Launch Competition Winners Announced
First Place: Team Whoosh Generator, MSOE
Second Place: Team Jarts, MSOE
Third Place: Team Falcon, UW-River Falls
First Place: R3, Ripon College
First Nations Launch Competition Winners Announced
Tribal College Launch
First Place: Team Rocky Rocket, Northwest Indian College
Second Place: Team Native American Space Agency, Haskell Indian Nations
Third Place: Team Cass Lake, Leech Lake Tribal College
First Place: Team A-Rocket, Northwest Indian College
Second Place: Team Northstar, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
Third Place: Team Blue Devils, University of Wisconsin- Stout
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
2013 Stocker Elemenatry Rocket Launch
We visited Stocker Elementary in Kenosha, WI to watch their rocket launch. We hope their passion for rocketry continues!
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.
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A chance to connect with the Consortium and the peers in our programs
News from NASA and the National Space Grant
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2014 Rocket Launch Announcement
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