Tagged: Space Grant

Deadlines approach for Space Grant Scholarships

Deadlines approach for Space Grant Scholarships

Please forward this opportunity to your students… Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarships opportunities close Feb. 6, including: $2,000 awards for students pursuing any space-related studies; $4,000 for undergrads to pursue space-relevant research projects of...

Monitoring Mars: With successful rover landing, Yingst’s work has just begun

Monitoring Mars: With successful rover landing, Yingst’s work has just begun

Due to the successful and historic landing of the Mars rover Curiosity Monday, UW-Green Bay’s Aileen Yingst will be away for a while.

About 90 Martian days, in fact.

Yingst, director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at UW-Green Bay, is the deputy principal investigator for the Curiosity mission’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera, an instrument so powerful it can return images of individual grains of sand on the planet’s surface. She watched the rover land from mission headquarters early Monday (Aug. 6), joining in a jubilant celebration with “about 400 of my best friends” at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.

Yingst heads off on NASA Mars mission

Yingst heads off on NASA Mars mission

The buzz is building in anticipation of the Aug. 6 landing of NASA’s most advanced planetary rover — and R. Aileen Yingst, director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at UW-Green Bay, is...