Opportunities for Students

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WEATHER BALLOONING WORKSHOP

The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium along with SpaceLoon  will be hosting a free Weather Ballooning workshop (virtual and live) for undergraduate students at the following colleges and universities (Univ. of Miami, Florida International University, Broward College and Miami Dade College). The live workshop and launch will be held at Florida International University (FIU). The Academy is sponsored wholly by the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium. The free workshop will be conducted by SpaceLoon.

In this program, 15 college students selected from applications received from University of Miami, Florida International University, Broward College, and Miami Dade College, will participate as one large team, with smaller technical units to successfully launch a weather balloon, and collect live data from the payload that travels up to 100,000 feet.

 

There is no cost to the student, except for travel to FIU for the launch and workshop.

Lunch will be provided during the live workshop.

After the balloon launch , every participant will be provided with a certificate of completion.

 

Interested students should go to the following website for more information and the application form. Selection will be based on the data filled in the form. Applicants are due November 8, 2021 and notification will be emailed by November 10th.We will select 15 students to participate in the workshop.

 

https://floridaspacegrant.org/program/southfloridaballooning/

 

The program consists of 3 sessions. The first session on Saturday, November 18th will be virtual for Program Introduction, Team Formation, etc. The second session will be live and held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Florida International University (FIU) AstroScience Center’s main lab room on the ground floor. This session will cover Hardware Distribution, Training on Payload development etc. Lunch boxes will be provided. The third session will be the launch of the payload at the FIU AstroScience Center on Saturday January 15, 2021.

 

If you have any questions on the application process, please email Dr. Pradeep Shinde (Pradeep.shinde@spaceloon.com) and Dr. Jaydeep Mukherjee (jaydeep.mukherjee@ucf.edu)

 

Jaydeep Mukherjee, PhD

Director, NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium

Florida Space Institute

University of Central Florida

12354 Research Parkway, Room 218

Orlando, FL 32826

www.floridaspacegrant.org

jaydeep.mukherjee@ucf.edu



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Civic Engagement Microgrant Program

Applications are open for the Civic Engagement Microgrant Program, now in its fourth year. Microgrants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to graduate student and postdoc-led groups in STEM to design projects that create dialogue with public officials, local community leaders, and the public around issues of common concern. The funds provide opportunities for grantees to develop skills in communication and program planning, along with an understanding of policy and government in order to have an impact in their local areas. Applications are due Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

https://www.researchamerica.org/civic-engagement-2021-microgrant-initiative


Paid Programing/Research Opportunity at RSMAS


I have a need to upgrade the computer systems in my lab that are used for data acquisition and
data analysis. We use laser systems to study atmospheric chemistry. The detection
instrumentation uses the GPIB interface and is acquired with acquisition cards in relatively old
computers running windows xp. The acquisition/analysis software is written in
quickbasic. None of the drivers are now supported and I need to upgrade. The current idea is
to upgrade to python running under linux and I need someone to perform this upgrade. It’s a
good opportunity to get experience in interfacing/data acquisition. If you are interested please
email me at ahynes@miami.edu

 


 

Space Food Zoom Webinar

Oct 12, 2021, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hoooZbt-TLq8zW4K4WTMvw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Event Description

What do astronauts eat to maintain a healthy but delicious diet in space? How do we grow nutritious crops in harsh conditions far from Earth? How can future lunar or Martian exploration missions provide enough food for their crews? And can these challenges help us improve food systems on Earth? You can be a part of answering these questions at any age and educational level!

This educational event will pique and satisfy your curiosity regarding questions like these and more by hearing from and asking questions of scientific experts, former NASA astronauts Alvin Drew and José Hernández, and people of all ages taking part in the innovative technology developments of the Deep Space Food Challenge and the citizen science experiments of the P lant the Moon Challenge. You will learn about the incredible advancements in food production technology and how you can be a part of the future of these initiatives.

The event is hosted by the Florida Space Grant Consortium, the Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium, the University of Central Florida, NASA Centennial Challenges Program, and the Institute of Competition Sciences.

About the Deep Space Food Challenge:

In coordination with the Canadian Space Agency, NASA has conducted the Deep Space Food Challenge to generate new food production technologies or systems that require minimal resources and produce minimal waste, while providing safe, nutritious, and tasty food for long-duration human exploration missions. The Phase 1 winners for this challenge will be announced in late October 2021.

About the Plant the Moon Challenge:

For citizens of all ages daring enough to explore and stretch the limits of human possibility, the Plant the Moon Challenge is the perfect place to explore what it takes to grow nutrient-rich crops in lunar or Martian soil simulant as support to NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return to the Moon in this decade. Teams of all ages (elementary, middle, high school, undergraduate, and professional categories) get the opportunity to explore this in a fall, spring or summer grow season. The next season begins in January 2022

EVENT AGENDA:

  • 12:00-12:10pm ET: Welcome Message and Kick-off for the Day
    • UCF/Florida Space Grant Consortium
  • 12:15-1:15pm ET: Plant the Moon Panel Discussion
    • 45-minute moderated panel discussion for Plant the Moon followed by 15-minute Q&A
    • Panel includes 3 members of the ICS Science Advisory Board and features presentations from student teams that competed in the Plant the Moon Challenge
  • 1:20-1:50pm ET: Discussion with former Astronaut Jose Hernandez
    • 30-minute interview-style discussion between Dr. Jose Hernandez and participating students
  • 1:55-2:55pm ET: Deep Space Food Challenge Panel Discussion
    • 45-minute moderated panel discussion for Deep Space Food Challenge followed by 15-minute Q&A
    • Panel includes a former NASA astronaut and Subject Matter Experts from KSC
  • 2:55pm ET: Closing Remarks
    • NASA Centennial Challenges

 


  

NFT's, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Entrepreneurship Workshop


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Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Location: Zoom 
Connect with UM alum and the CEO of Zensah to discuss Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Zensah is hiring UM students interested in careers in journalism, marketing, blockchain & sports, data analytics, and social streaming. During this workshop, you will learn: 
  • How you can use Crypto & Blockchain to find a great job 
  • NFTs and why everyone is talking about them 
  • Combining your passion for sports with Blockchain 
  • What it takes to build a new division from legacy products to Crypto 
  • What is NBA Top Shot? And why you need to get involved now! 
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Students in all years and majors are encouraged to attend!
 
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