Getting involved at the CU Space Grant Program

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Space Grant offers opportunities for 1st Year through Graduate students to apply what you have learned in class and give you the practical experience which will give you the skills employers need. Space Grant is an interdisciplinary program with students  from various majors, working together on a team to accomplish a goal. All projects are student-managed, constructed, tested and flown giving you the experience you can't find anywhere else. Opportunities range from populating printed circuit boards to flying an experiment to 100,000 ft on a high altitude balloon to launching a payload to space on a sounding rocket to designing a satellite for a low earth orbit.  Positions can be volunteer, stipend, or hourly paid - usually depending on time, availability, and experience level.  Some positions have limited eligibility, such as those imposed by federal regulations.

 

Minimum requirements: Some positions require specific skills or experience but many positions only require the interest to learn and become engaged in a project. Students are required to work at least 4 hours a week participating on a team, though students are encouraged to dig deeper into a project and work 6 - 10+ hours per week during the academic semester.  Summer opportunities can go up to 30 hours, but this is rare.

 

How to get involved:

1. Postions are typically posted about 2 weeks prior to the semester / term start.  Follow the above link to acces a PDF with available position details and submit an application if interested.  The goal is to hold interviews during the second week of the semester. Update your web browser cache if needed to see the current term descriptions.

2. Please fill out an application form to let us know how you want to get involved. This is the first step in our application process, where we look for students that have a passion for building their skills and a deep interest in space. Our positions are highly competitive, so please fill this form out with that in mind. 

3. Additional Positions may be added during the first few weeks of the semester, so check back.

 

RoboticsChallenge

Students at the Colorado Robotics Challenge at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve testing their autonomous rovers in a Mars-like environment.

 PolarCube

Students testing a student-built instrument that will be flown on a CubeSat.

 

 

CubeSat Launch

Students before the launch of their satellite from Florida.