Welcome to NASA Kentucky

Kentucky Space Grant Consortium has invested in Kentucky’s NASA-related research for 25 years. Managed alongside Kentucky’s NASA EPSCoR, these programs form the core of NASA Kentucky, providing an engine of opportunity for scientific and technological leadership in the state.

NASA Kentucky News

 
NASA Kentucky, UofL, WKU Receive NASA Research Award
Award will result in $1 million of funding for NASA-partnered research in Kentucky: Read more


UK Receives Satellite Launch Opportunity off of International Space Station
UK is 1 of 5 schools nationwide to receive the award, will launch Cubesat from ISS: Read more


Kentucky Wing Design Competition 2014, Sponsored by UK Engineering / IAE
Results from Sat. May 17 at Lake Cumberland Regional Airport:
1st: Conner High School – Team Dumbo
2nd: Conner High School – My Favorite Team
3rd: South Warren High School
Info on this year’s competition


UK, Morehead Design and Build a Small Satellite
KySat-2 launched Nov 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM with the ORS-3 mission from NASA Wallops.
Video: Kentucky’s Student-Built Satellite
 

 

Current Award Opportunities
NASA Kentucky:

RFP-12-003A: NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity AMENDED
RFP-12-UGTS: NASA KY Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Travel Scholarships OPEN
RFP 2014-2015: Call for Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR Proposals TBA 2014

NASA:

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars  OPEN  Closes August 18, 2014
NASA Fellowships  OPEN  Closes Sept 9, 2014
NASA Spring 2015 Internships  OPEN  Closes Oct 12, 2014
NASA Kennedy Pathways Internships  CLOSED  Closed July 21, 2014
NASA Scholarships  CLOSED

Additional opportunities listed on NASA Internships and Team Projects.


Announcements

• NASA Kentucky expects to release its 2014-2015 call for proposals in Aug/Sept 2014.
• The National Council of Space Grant Directors 25th Anniversary Space Grant Book is now
   available (PDF, 25MB). Kentucky Space Grant is featured on pgs. 38-39.

Conferences, Meetings, and Lectures

AIAA Space 2014  San Diego – Aug 4-7, 2014
Kentucky Aviation Education Expo 2014  Lexington – Aug 9-10, 2014

 

About NASA Kentucky
NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium

In partnership with NASA’s National Space Grant Program, the NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium provides opportunities in aerospace-related research and education for Kentucky colleges and universities who are its members. See the Kentucky Space Grant page for more information about our member schools, affiliate representatives, and funding programs.

NASA Kentucky EPSCoR

The NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Program provides funding for NASA-related research projects within the state. Any Kentucky institution of higher learning is eligible to apply. More information is available on the NASA Kentucky EPSCoR page.

 

Wing Design Competition 2013


Wing Design Competition 2013 Results:
• 1st – Conner High School (Boone County), Team Charlie
• 2nd – Muhlenberg County High School, Flying Mustangs
• 3rd – Conner High School (Boone County), Ace of Spades
• Aviators’ Award – Taylor County High School
• Aviators’ Award Honorable Mention – Frankfort High School,¬†Unmanned Panther Squadron
Wing Design Competition 2013 photo gallery and full results
 


News & Events

NASA Kentucky, UofL, WKU Receive NASA Research Award

UofL Runner-Up in USLI, Kentucky Students Successful in Recent Aerospace Competitions

Wing Design Competition 2013 Press Release and Final Results

RFP-12-003A Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity Extended to 2014


The NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs transitioned in 2010 to the University of Kentucky as host institution. Awards initiated before April 1, 2010 will continue to be administered at Western Kentucky University by Dr. Michael Carini. He can be reached via email nasa@wku.edu or phone 270-745-6198.

Contact Us

Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director
859-323-4545

Dr. Janet K. Lumpp, Associate Director
859-323-4544

Jacob Owen, Assistant Director
859-323-4542

Mark Pittman, Program Manager
859-323-4543

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs
University of Kentucky College of Engineering
112 Robotics Bldg (RMB)
Lexington, KY 40506-0108

Phone: 859-218-6272 (859-218-NASA)
Fax: 859-257-0035
E-mail: nasa@uky.edu