NASA initiated the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, also known as Space Grant, in 1989. The Space Grant is a national network of over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Space Grant is working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA’s aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts.
The Kentucky EPSCoR Program builds statewide infrastructure that promotes national research competitiveness. The Statewide Program’s impact is far reaching. Hundreds of faculty and students at 14 colleges and universities in the Commonwealth have participated in EPSCoR
Kentucky Space is a nonprofit enterprise involved in designing and developing educational, R&D and entrepreneurial space platforms. It is a consortium involving the students and the combined resources of universities and Kentucky industry. The managing partner and founder of Kentucky Space is the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.
Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director
Dr. Janet K. Lumpp, Associate Director
Jacob Owen, Assistant Director
Mark Pittman, Program Manager
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)