California Space Grant Consortium


The University of California Davis is a California Space Grant Affiliate in Northern California.

In 1988, Congress passed the National Space Grant Act to establish a National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. NASA accepted the Congressional mandate to manage this higher education program, designed to provide activities that increase the understanding, assessment, development, and utilization of aerospace resources and to expand the educational, scientific, and research base of all aerospace-related fields. The CaSGC is one of 52 consortia (representing every state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia) that administer programs in three areas of university and NASA concern: research, education & workforce development, and public outreach (click here for national link). The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is the lead institution for the CaSGC. The CaSGC is part of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department at UCSD and provides the administrative leadership for the CaSGC.

For several years now UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students have received fellowships enabling them to undertake research aerospace, engineering, and enviornmental sciences with a focus on remote sensing. 



In 2014 UC Davis fellowship recipients presented their research projects at the annual California Space Grant Consortium Conference at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA.  

For information or how to apply for this program (US citizens only) contact:

Pia van Benthem
University of California Davis
One Shields Avenue
137 Veihmeyer Hall
95616 Davis, CA
phone: (530) 752-0857