Educational Programs

Middle School and High School

Illinois Aerospace Institute students in model-building workshop

*Institution is a member of the ISGC.

Outreach and Public Service

For Educators

Summer Teacher Workshop at Discovery Center Museum

*Institution is a member of the ISGC.

For the General Public

General public viewing celestial movie

*Institution is a member of the ISGC.

Research Programs

Academic Institutions

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Bradley University

Chicago State University

  • Undergraduate ALFALFA Team
    A consortium of 19 institutions engaged in an NSF-sponsored program to promote undergraduate research within the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey (ALFALFA) project and followup programs.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Northwestern University

University of Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Multiple Undergraduate Research Projects
    Our goal is to facilitate undergraduate participation in NASA-relevant research projects, mentored by Science and Engineering faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
    UROP is a program designed to cultivate and support research partnerships between University of Illinois College of Engineering undergraduates and faculty members. All projects focus on NASA-related science and engineering research.


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NASA Internship/Academies Opportunities

  • NASA Center Internships
    Undergraduate opportunities for mentored research experiences at participating NASA Centers and research support facilities. Applications are submitted through NASA’s OSSI-SOLAR website. The internship application deadline for the Spring 2017 Session is October 17, 2016.  Summer 2017 internship applications will be accepted October 18, 2016 – March 2, 2017.
  • NASA Academies at Ames, Armstrong, Glenn, Langley and Marshall
    The NASA Academies are intensive educational programs emphasizing group activities, teamwork, research, and creativity. The curricula balance direct contact with science and engineering research and development with an awareness of the managerial, political, financial, social, and human issues faced by aerospace professionals. Included are seminars, informal discussions, evening lectures, supervised research, visits to other NASA Centers and facilities, group project/s, tours, posters/presentations, and assessment. Although they are not mentioned specifically, Academy applications are submitted through NASA’s OSSI-SOLAR website. The application deadline is February 14, 2017.
  • NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Internship Program
    APL is engineering the future of space exploration – examining Earth’s near-space environment, our star, planetary bodies, and the outer solar system.  The NASA/APL Internship Program provides unique opportunities for university students to work on NASA missions or other space-related research opportunities at APL over ten weeks summer 2017. The application deadline is February 28, 2017.