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Mark your calendars! Come to Virginia Western’s Transfer Week College Fair, March 14-17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center.

Meet with transfer admissions counselors from schools all across Virginia like, Virginia Tech, Radford University, Old Dominion, VCU, Roanoke College, Ferrum College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Hollins University, and many more!

Come learn about specific programs offered from several regional 4 year colleges and universities and have your questions about transferring answered by representatives from the schools you are interested in attending.


  • Monday, March 14: George Mason University, Hollins University, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Roanoke College
  • Tuesday, March 15: Averett University, Bluefield College RHEC, Liberty University, Regent University, Sweet Briar College
  • Wednesday, March 16: Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College RHEC, Radford University, Radford University RHEC, Virginia Tech University
  • Thursday, March 17: Emory & Henry College, Randolph College, Virginia Commonwealth University
Posted on March 7, 2016




  • Encouraging students engaged in associate degree programs who are preparing for careers in technology fields essential to America’s industrial and technological competitiveness, particularly those with aerospace and STEM relevance.
  • Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females and students with disabilities in aeronautics, space and STEM fields.
  • Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

More information about NASA four Mission Directorates can be found in the links below:

  • Space Technology Mission – Rapidly develops, demonstrates, and infuses revolutionary, high-payoff technologies through transparent, collaborative partnerships, expanding the boundaries of the aerospace enterprise.
  • Aeronautics Research – Enable a safer, more secure, efficient, and environmentally friendly air transportation system.
  • Human Exploration & Operations – NASA space operations related to human exploration in and beyond low Earth orbit.
  • Science – Advancing Earth System Science to meet the challenges of climate and environmental change


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Virginia Community College and have completed at least one semester of coursework (minimum of 9 credit hours) at time of application (spring 2016)
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) during the award period (2016-2017)
  • Must be majoring in a STEM program of study
  • Must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must expect to graduate by May 2017 or later

Any questions can be directed to Anne Weiss at

Posted on February 4, 2016

NASA Science Mission Directorate Internships

Every year, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) offers several 10-week summer internships through the Space Grant SMD Internship Program.  We are asking for your help in recruiting interested students to apply.  The 2016 interns (please see attached file for position descriptions and skill requirements) will be assigned as follows:


1)      Chandra X-Ray Observatory Flight Operations & Integration (2-3 positions), Cambridge, MA

2)      Space Telescope Science Institute (STSI) Public Outreach (1 position), Baltimore, MD

3)      OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample-Return Mission Communication & Public Engagement (1 position), Tucson, AZ


To apply, students must be U.S. citizens and they need to submit their application to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), clearly indicating which internship position(s) they wish to be considered for.  The application packet must include a resume, a summary of skills relevant to the internship desired, and a brief statement regarding why they are interested in that particular internship.  Applications are due at the VSGC office no later than 4:30pm on Friday, February 5, 2016.  Received packets will then be forwarded on to the NASA Space Grant SMD Internship Program for a selection process that begins February 12th.


Should a Virginia student be selected as an intern, the VSGC will sponsor her/him and provide them with a $6,000 stipend.  General inquiries regarding the NASA Space Grant SMD Internship Program or the 2016 internships should be directed to Dr. Terry Teays (email:  Application packets may be submitted via U.S. mail, FAX or email to:


2016 NASA Space Grant SMD Internship Program

Attn: Anne Weiss, STEM Education Program Specialist

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

600 Butler Farm Road, Suite #2253

Hampton, VA  23666

FAX: (757) 766-5205



General inquiries regarding the NASA Space Grant SMD Internship Program or the 2016 internships should be directed to Dr. Terry Teays (email:

Posted on January 27, 2016

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