The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus Space Grant (ERAU-PC AZSG) Program is a part of Arizona Space Grant.

The primary goal of the ERAU-PC AZ SG program is encompassed by the Arizona Space Grant goal: To recruit and train professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities, for careers in aerospace science, technology, and allied fields.

We do this by providing research opportunities aligning with NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).

The ERAU-PC AZ SG program includes two components:

a. The Undergraduate Research Internship Program: A competitive program in which students work with a faculty mentor on an individual or a team research project

  • Application for this program is linked with the Undergraduate Research Institute application process with calls for research to be conducted during academic and summer terms.

b. Research Infrastructure Projects: Ongoing research projects focused on core areas of research at ERAU aligned with NASA Priorities. These include:

  • Aerospace STEM Challenges to Educate New Discoverers (ASCEND): Student teams from across the state design and build small payloads for launch from high altitude weather balloons. Teams measure various atmospheric parameters as a function of altitude up to about 100,000 feet and some obtain a series of timed images of the Earth throughout the balloon's ascent to characterize surface features, cloud structure, and the Earth's curvature.  
  • EagleSat Lab
  • Rocket Development Laboratory (RDL)
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Contact Us

  • Dr. Elliott Bryner, Director and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 928-777-3869)
  • Dr. Anne Boettcher, Assistant Director and Director of Undergraduate Research Institute, 928-777-3825)

Embry-Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ 86301