226 Alaskan students awarded and supported between 2015 - 2021

$1,726,157 in direct student support awarded between 2015-2021

62 Interns placed with NASA centers and Alaska Industry partners between 2015-2021

92% of graduates from 2015-2021 now employed in STEM fields or pursuing advanced STEM degrees

Funding Opportunities

What Our Students Say

I received Space Grant funding for a NASA Internship during the previous summer. This granted me more experience in a work setting closer to a real professional environment.

I can honestly say that my time at the SSEP is the primary reason I was selected for the position [Mechanical Engineer].


Human Exploration and Operations

Develop a novel instrumental technique for monitoring adenine metabolites in bone metabolism, energy homeostasis and neuromodulation.

With an active space station and the potential for commercial space flight just around the corner, a better understanding of space and its interactions with the human body will be important. For Terilyn Stephen, a chemistry student at UAF, her research into chemical compounds may help scientists…

Terilyn Lawson Stephen
Human Exploration and Operations

Colin Latimer-UAF Physics student

For physics student Colin Latimer, an internship at NASA was a no-brainer. “It's NASA, man. Of course I'm going to say yes to an internship at NASA,” he said. (For more of the story click on the photo)

Currently a junior at UAF, Latimer spent ten weeks last summer studying at the Goddard…

Colin Latimer