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

The WSGC is moving to Carthage College and our new website will be launching at on September 8, 2014. If you have student success stories or WSGC research highlights you'd like to feature on the new site, please send them to We look forward to featuring your work!


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Registration is Now Open Through July 14th!

24th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference

Friday, August 15, 2014

Host: BioPharmaceutical Technology Center and ORBITEC

Location: Promega Corporation Campus, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI

Theme: Commercial Space Flight

For more information on Hotel, Registration, and the program, see the brochure.
When reserving a room, don't forget to request the "Wisconsing Space Conference block"!

Take a look at the conference program here

Stay tuned for more updates as they develop!

WSGC 2014 Collegiate Rocket Competition Results are in!

Engineering Teams:

$5,000 First Place: Pioneer Rocketry
$2,500 Second Place: Team Whoosh Generator
$1,000 Third Place: Team Rocket

Non-Engineering Teams:

$2,000 First Place: Team Night Skies

Congratulations to all of you involved! I hope to see you at the Wisconsin Space Conference in August!

WSGC 2014 FNL Rocket Competition Results are in!


$1,000 First Place: Bruin Rocketeers
$750 Second Place: RezRockets
Northwest Indian College


$1,000 First Place: Flaming Arrow
Northwest Indian College

$750 Second Place: Leech Lake Lakers
Leech Lake

$500 Third Place: College of Menominee Nations
College of Menominee Nation

Congratulations to all of you involved! I hope to see you at the Wisconsin Space Conference in August!

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

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    Jefferson Daily Union highlights WSGC funded student, Eric Johnson’s journey to winning the Rocket Competition with his team:
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    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