Professional Development Event Application

Please join us for a hands-on professional development workshop open to all educators!

About: Hosted by the IDEAS team (South Carolina, North Carolina, and North Dakota Space Grant Consortia), we encourage interested educators to request a seat in the workshop, regardless of experience levels, subject content areas, and teaching experience. All formal, informal, in-service, and pre-service educators are welcome. We encourage educators from rural and/or Tribal communities to apply. All expenses will be sponsored by the educators' local Space Grant Consortium.

To prepare for accessible and inclusive eclipse experiences, all educators will participate in hands-on STEM investigations, explore UND's Human Spaceflight Laboratory (Inflatable Lunar/Martian Analog Habitat, Space Suit Lab, Electric Rover, Spacecraft Simulators, and more), and visit the UND Atmospherium, all while donning simulators!  Educators' experiences will lead to rich discussion on how to improve inclusive eclipse pedagogy.

Where: Grand Forks, North Dakota (see Map) at the University of North Dakota

When: July 25 - 29, 2022

Mode of Instruction: In-person

Time Commitment: All educators will participate for 15 hours, over a one-week timeframe. In progress: Educators interested in earning 1 PD credit will be able to apply through UND.

Draft Agenda: coming soon

Capacity: This workshop will host 30 educators from across the country. All seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will open a waiting list in case we exceed our limit.

Required technology: None required; we recommend bringing a smart device (i.e. a smartphone or tablet to participate in online quizzes and STEM applications). Campus-based WiFi will be available for all participants.

Because we are limited to the 30 participants, you must hear back from the NDSGC with an official confirmation before assuming you are enrolled. Thanks!

Application window: open until June 15, 2022



This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time. If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team.

All other questions can be directed to Marissa Saad (msaad@space.edu), Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu),  and/or Caitlin Milera (caitlin.milera@und.edu). 

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This Submittable Form

Submittable will have you create an account, which will also be used for any reimbursements after the conclusion of the meeting. Your information will also help us plan for logistics like catering, transportation, and lodging. Please fill out the following entry boxes and let us know if you have any questions. This form will let you save your progress, leave, and come back to your entries at any time. Thanks!

If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team.

All other questions can be directed to Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu) and/or Marissa Saad (msaad@space.edu).

Thank you!

This form is for Space Studies/Aerospace Science students who will be receiving a North Dakota Space Grant (NDSGC)-funded Graduate Assistantship (GA) award.

Congratulations on your GA award! Because this funding is provided to us by NASA, we must comply with the NASA reporting requirements every year. To do so, we'll need important demographic and academic information from you. We thank you for your time, as your efforts ensure the longevity of our program and allow future students to experience the same funding opportunities that you received. 

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NASA Relevance Documents:
NASA 2020-2023 STEM Engagement Plan
NASA 2020 Technology Taxonomy
NASA 2018 Strategic Plan
NASA 2017 Strategic Technology Investment Plan

If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed to Marissa Saad (msaad@space.edu), Caitlin Milera (caitlin.milera@und.edu), or Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu).  

Travel Grant Application

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, each travel grant will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Ongoing communication up to the day of the event will be expected to ensure all COVID-19 guidelines are followed. Each travel grant applicant will abide by their home institution’s in-person event and travel guidelines.

Students may apply for both in-person events (you must be actively participating) and/or virtual events (you can be passively engaged as an audience member). 


Please read:

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) will sponsor North Dakota students (undergraduate and graduate students) to travel to a conference, hands-on workshop, or other academic or professional development event pre-approved by the NDSGC. Students can receive awards of up to $1,000. Travel grant applications are due at least six weeks prior to the conference or workshop that is being attended. If a travel grant is awarded, travel and funding arrangements must be made at least two weeks prior to the conference or workshop being attended. Travel grant funding is awarded competitively and all applications are assessed individually.

All travel grant recipients must submit a post-event report (you will receive a Submittable form from the NDSGC team) and upload an image of them attending their event. The NDSGC will use this information in the annual reporting back to NASA. 


This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time.

If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed to Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu),  Marissa Saad (msaad@space.edu), and/or Caitlin Milera (caitlin.milera@und.edu).

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is committed to providing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) support to students across the state of North Dakota. Our At-Home STEM Kits allow students to conduct a simple STEM activity wherever they live, with adult supervision. All kits are free and require minimal supplies. Please complete the form below if you would like an At-Home STEM Kit to be mailed to a North Dakota address.


The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium is not responsible for any harm or damage that may result from interaction with the At-Home STEM Kit's directions and/or supplies.

An adult must be present and supervise any student(s) while they interact with the At-Home STEM Kit's directions and/or supplies.


Kits to choose from:

-Hologram Illusion Projector Kit: Middle and High School Students. Items included in kit: lesson & directions, frustum cutout, tape, NASA sticker, NASA temporary tattoo. (Items not included but needed for project: cellphone with video, scissors.)

-Build a Carbon Atom Kit: Elementary (5th-6th) and Middle School Students. Items included in kit: lesson & directions, Styrofoam balls, string, paperclip, pipe cleaners, NASA sticker, NASA temporary tattoo. (Items not included but needed for project: glue, paint & paintbrush OR markers.)

-Payload and Parachute Kit: Elementary (1st-4th) School Students.  Items included in kit: lesson & directions, string, paperclip, Styrofoam block, Ziplock bag, NASA sticker, NASA temporary tattoo. (Items not included but needed for project: tape.)

*One kit per family; each form will request only one kit.

*Kit distribution based on supply availability: first come, first served.


If you are a teacher looking for STEM supplies for your classroom, please submit an Educator Mini-Grant application. More information on Educator Mini-Grants can be found here.


This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time. If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed to Marissa Saad (msaad@space.edu) and/or Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu).

To promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) across North Dakota, the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) established the STEM Ambassador program. STEM Ambassadors are undergraduate and graduate STEM students that conduct hands-on activities with North Dakota students, families, and communities. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need for social distancing, we are now offering STEM Ambassador virtual visits.

Please complete this form if you would like to have a STEM Ambassador chat with your K-12 classroom. The goal of these visits is to encourage communication and cultivate curiosity in the fields of STEM. 

Teachers must submit at least 7 questions for the STEM Ambassadors to answer and discuss during the virtual visit, as we want our STEM Ambassadors to be prepared for classroom conversation. 

We envision our STEM Ambassadors connecting with your classroom via Zoom and chatting about previously submitted questions. If you have a vision on how you want a STEM Ambassador visit to happen, let us know!

NDSGC will contact you, after your submission, to set a time and date for the visit.

Would your student or class like to have a STEM pen pal? 

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium STEM Pal program allows students to submit a letter to a STEM Ambassador. The goal of STEM Pals is to encourage communication and cultivate curiosity in the fields of STEM. "Letters" can be in the form of a paper letter, an email, a voice memo, or a hand-drawn picture. Students can ask a STEM Ambassador any questions they may have about Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or college life as a STEM student. 

Please fill out the form below to begin correspondence.

This Submittable Form

This form will let you save your progress, leave, and return to your entries at any time. If you have any technical difficulties while you complete the Submittable form, please contact the customer support team. All other questions can be directed to Marissa (msaad@space.edu), Caitlin Nolby (cnolby@space.edu), and Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu).

Please read the document and if you agree to have your photo shared in educational online settings, please sign. 


Please contact Marissa Saad (msaad@space.edu) or Tori McIntosh (tori.mcintosh@und.edu) with any questions. 

ND Space Grant Consortium