The Maine Space Grant Consortium is an affiliate of NASA’s National Space Grant College Research Experience. The mission of the Maine Space Grant Consortium is to support NASA’s mission and four strategic enterprises by strengthening Maine’s aerospace related research and education assets, which are critical to the Agency.
Purpose of the Research Experience Program
The purpose of the Maine Space Grant Consortium Research Experiences at the University of Maine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, earth science, and human exploration/space development, and other science or engineering-related fields. Maine Space Grant research experiences support, undergraduate and graduate students at affiliate institutions may:
- Conduct research in areas of interest to NASA,
- Spend time conducting research at a NASA flight center,
- Facilitate the development of a liaison between researchers at the University of Maine and one of NASA’s centers, and
- Facilitate technology transfer from the University of Maine to industry.
All applications submitted to this program will be critically evaluated based on their relevance to NASA’s mission for the National Space Grant College Research Experience. Collaboration with researchers at NASA Space flight centers is highly encouraged as well as collaboration with industry, among departments within the same institution, and among institutions within the State of Maine. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply to this program. The following pages detail the intent, requirements, and awards for the Maine Space Grant Consortium Research Experience Programs at the University of Maine.