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LaACES Program
By Admin (on 5/12/2017 @ 12:58:27, in Funding Opportunities, read 15 times)
The Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students (LaACES) Program runs for a full academic year. During the first semester a series of lectures and hands-on activities help build student skills in basic electronics, sensor interfacing, real-time programming, mechanical development, and project management. The second semester is then devoted to applying these skills to the design, development, fabrication, and flight of a small (~500 gram) balloon payload. Payloads from all student teams are then flown at the end of the academic year under the management of LaSPACE. Independent balloon flights by institutions are not supported under LaACES. Proposed efforts that do not conform to this general model are likely to review poorly. Proposals must be signed off on by the Faculty PI and the Designated Institutional Representative for Sponsored Programs at your institution. Award funds can be requested up to $10,000; no strict cost-match is required, but some institutional investment will impact our evaluation. Multiple proposals per institution may be submitted, but no more than one proposal per campus will be funded. LaACES materials (lectures, electronics kits, etc) are provided to LaSPACE affiliates implementing this program at no additional cost and independent of any funding proposed here. Only flights conducted under the supervision and direction of LaSPACE Management will be considered for funding. Please include student demographic forms, if your student reams have already been identified. All invoices and a final technical report must be submitted to the LaSPACE office within 30 days of the project end date. Photographs and copies of all papers, presentations, and posters generated should be shared with LaSPACE as they occur and collected/referenced in the final report. Guidelines: http://laspace.lsu.edu/rfp/index.php Proposal Due Date: Friday, July 7, 2017