Lt. Col. Bobby Allison
Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Grants
The CAP has a
"partner" relationship with the
Arkansas Space Grant
Consortium (ASGC), the organization which allocates NASA
monies for research and education in Arkansas. As a
partner, we have a non-voting representative on the
committee which reviews and approves the applications.
Of special interest to CAP is NASA's K-12 program
through which money can be obtained to support AE for
The first set of
money is $500 mini-grants which can be used to support a
variety of AE activities such as purchasing commercial
rocket kits for the model rocketry program, the purchase
of training materials, support of activities, etc.
The second set
is larger amounts beginning at around $1500 which can be
used in a variety of ways often including teacher
training at conferences. It can also be used as partial
support of activities such as cadet visits to aerospace
facilities, both civilian and military. One major
constraint is that the funds may not be used to pay
expenses for cadets, but may be used for the expenses of
the supervising senior members.
In addition, the
ASGC supports CAP's Aerospace Educatiion Member program.
This program provides a special category of membership
which is aimed at school faculties. For $35 per year the
teacher has access to the wide variety of K-12 training
and reference materials available through the CAP at no
charge, CAP national guidance in setting up in-school
enrichment programs, and perks such as an orientation
flight for those who wish it. The ASGC currently has a
pilot program and will pay the annual membership fee for
a limited number of teachers.
nice thing about the ASGC is its intensive assistance
program for grant writers. They will provide detailed
help in writing proposals for those unfamiliar with the
process, though the process and materials have been
designed to be as simple as possible.
contact is Sue Hawkings,
email@example.com and the Program Director is Dr.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Hudson is a CAP member
and is AE Officer of the 42nd.
AEROSPACE EDUCATION AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
This year the Wing would like to make nominations for Categories
1, 2, and 3 of the Frank G. Brewer - CAP Memorial Aerospace
Education Award. Director of Aerospace Education, Capt.
Frank Warner, will be coordinating the nominating process.
Please consult CAPR 280-2 and let Capt. Warner know of any potential