Welcome to the Iowa Space Grant Consortium's Website!


The ISGC is part of the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, authorized by Congress in 1987. The ISGC was formed in 1990 by the three Regents' universities (Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa). Drake University joined as our fourth academic affiliate in July 1996.  The ISGC has 17 additional affiliates from government, industry and nonprofit organizations state-wide. The mission of the ISGC is to coordinate and improve Iowa's future in aerospace science and technology and to stimulate aerospace research, education and outreach activities throughout the state. These goals are carried out through partnerships with the Consortium's affiliates. The ISGC's work is organized into the program categories of  fellowships/scholarships, higher education, informal education, precollege, and research infrastructure.

Iowa NASA EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), administered through the Space Grant office, aims to strengthen research and education in science and engineering.

General questions may be addressed to the Consortium Office. University-specific questions should be addressed to our Executive Committee members, as appropriate (see Contact the ISGC).

Charisse Buising, Director
Iowa Space Grant Consortium
and Iowa NASA EPSCoR
515-271-2756

Dr. Papanicolaou and team conducting experiments measuring soil erosion rates, Oct 2011
Grout Museum outreach activity held March 5-6, 2011 for precollege educators
"Einstein" takes flight on HAB 125 held by Grout Museum District on March 5-6, 2011
The ISU team members pose in front of the KC135A
Drake University students working as a team to quantify chemical components
Matt Clausman explains to elementary school students how LABET works
Baxter teachers and UNI teaching major at Kennedy Space Center
The ISU team poses with their rover at the University Rover Challenge.
Members of the HABET team prepare for a high-altitude balloon mission