The NASA Vision
To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown,
The NASA Mission
so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.
Drive advances in science, technology, and exploration
The Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) Vision
to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality,
and stewardship of Earth.
OSGC represents a statewide partnership of universities, a cooperative extension service, state government,
city government, industry, and a major science museum working to enhance opportunities for Oklahomans to
understand and participate in NASA's mission directorates by supporting programs in science, mathematics,
engineering, technology, education, geography, and other aeronautics and space related disciplines throughout
What is the OSGC?
In 1988, Congress passed the National Space Grant Act to establish a National Space Grant College and
Fellowship Program. NASA accepted the Congressional mandate to manage this higher education program,
designed to provide activities that increase the understanding, assessment, development, and utilization
of aerospace resources and to expand the educational, scientific, and research base of all aerospace-related
fields. The Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium is one of 52 consortia (representing every state, Puerto Rico,
and the District of Columbia).
What does the OSGC do?
The OSGC supports endeavors throughout the State of Oklahoma that are related to NASA's mission. This is
- providing support for promising students, professors, and research in aerospace-related fields;
- sponsoring internships for affiliate university students to NASA Centers and other
- inspiring and training current and future educators to use aerospace-related materials to achieve
educational objectives in the classroom; and
- creating, organizing, conducting, and financially supporting programs for Oklahomans to better
understand NASA's work.