MnSGC Intercollegiate Quadcopter Challenge

The MnSGC is running an Intercollegiate Quadcopter Challenge for student teams from colleges and universities around the state. In this six-month-long activity the teams, plus their faculty advisor, will build a quadcopter from a kit, outfit it with camera(s) and microcontroller-logged sensors, then use it to “explore” an indoor area. An in-person fly-off will be […]


Michele Brekke: Meet and Greet

Michele A. Brekke will be doing a meet & greet in the Gary Balas Atrium on October 4, 2019 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. She will be sharing her journey through her career and taking questions afterwards. Brekke is an AEM alumna (B.S. ’75, M.S. ’77) and now a flight manager for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner operational […]


NASA’s “The Future in Space” – a webcast for college/university students

On Monday, April 29, 2019, college/university students around the nation were invited to watch a live-stream of “The Future in Space” featuring NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and including a link-up with astronauts on-board the International Space Station. If you missed the webcast, you can watch a recording of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW-j7XGb2yc  


The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program: Dr. Pamela Ronald

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at 10:00am in the Hoversten Chapel on-campus at Augsburg University, the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium will be jointly hosting a guest lecture by the renowned Dr. Pamela Ronald. Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, University of California, Davis. Ronald studies rice […]


InSight Lander Touches Down on Martian Surface

At approximately 1:53 PM Central Time on Monday, November 26, flight controllers and mission operations specialists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) received word from the pair of experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats about the successful touchdown of the InSight lander on Mars’ Elysium Planitia. The spacecraft’s journey from Earth lasted almost seven months […]


Roger Launius to lecture on the Apollo Program and the Space Race

The MnSGC is co-sponsoring a lecture by Roger Launius, Chief Historian for NASA and Senior Curator of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (now retired), in the Best Buy Theater in Northrop Auditorium on the U of MN East Bank campus at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. This free public lecture is entitled […]