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AAC Summer internship opportunity

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) is seeking college students enrolled in a 4-year bachelors of degree program to participate in a 10 week summer internship in Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska. There are currently two internships offered based on funding and availability. If you are a US citizen currently enrolled in a STEM degree program in an Alaska institute of higher education please consider applying. The internships will run from May to August, with the exact dates to be determined. Resumes will be accepted until February 28, 2014.

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)

The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates majoring in any of the STEM disciplines to apply for participation in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2015). The purpose of the Student Airborne Research Program is to provide students with hands-on experience in all aspects of a major Earth Science research campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others.

NASA's Cube Quest Challenge

Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency’s first in-space competition that offers the agency’s largest-ever prize purse.

Competitors have a shot at a share of $5 million in prize money and an opportunity to participate in space exploration and technology development, to include a chance at flying their very own CubeSat to the moon and beyond as secondary payload on the first integrated flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

Free Program -- Cubes in SpaceTM

Audience: Middle and High School Educators and Students
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2015

idoodlelearning, inc, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium and NASA's Science Mission Directorate are offering a free science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics focused education program for students ages 11-18. Cubes in Space™ provides students an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space.

NASA Opens Registration for 2015 Exploration Rover Challenge

NASA has opened team registration for the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the event will be held April 16-18, 2015, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, also in Huntsville. The challenge engages high school, college and university students in hands-on, experiential learning activities, while also testing potential technologies needed for future deep space exploration. Both U.S. and international teams may register to participate. For U.S. teams, registration closes Feb. 6, 2015.

Alaska Research CubeSat (ARC) Selected for Launch

The Alaska Research CubeSat (ARC) satellite is one of 12 CubeSat payloads selected for launch under the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative ( This satellite is being developed through the Alaska Space Grant sponsored Space Systems Engineering Program (SSEP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).