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Faculty Opportunities

Student Opportunities
The LERCIP project at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio consists of internships for High School Students, College Students, Secondary School Teachers, and NASA Scholars. LERCIP offers summer internship opportunities for High School and College students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), business and technical areas, as well as internships for High School Teachers.

The internships are offered under the auspices of Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP), a partnership of the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) Educational Programs Office and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). Selected participants work side by side with a GRC mentor on various projects/programs that support NASA mission and are incorporated in to the day-to-day activities of the Center to the fullest extent possible.

Students chosen for the program participate in scheduled enrichment activities, GRC Summer Job Fair and Co-op Briefing, and presentations at the Annual LERCIP Student Symposiums as well as opportunities to co-author publications and various papers.

To learn more about NASA Glenn Research Center educational opportunities, visit

The Ohio Aerospace Internship Program is not available.
The Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program funded through NASA Headquarters. The OSGC is one of 52 Consortia, one in each state, Washington, D. C., and Puerto Rico.

The Space Grant's primary emphases in Ohio are student scholarships and fellowships on the university level, and public outreach programs. Relationships among NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) personnel with university faculty, students, and K-12 teachers are strongly encouraged.

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) was selected in 1989 as the host institution, along with 12 member Ohio universities, to form the Ohio Space Grant Consortium. Currently, the OSGC is composed of 18 colleges and universities, 7 community colleges, the GRC, and the AFRL.

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Director Jed E. Marquart coordinates development and implementation of the OSGC objectives, which are as follows:
  • Sustain a network of Ohio universities, colleges and community colleges with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space, and related fields.
  • Promote a strong science, engineering, mathematics, and technology educational base from elementary through university levels.
  • Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state, and local governments.
  • Support interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aerospace.
  • Recruit and train professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities, for careers in aerospace science, engineering, mathematics and technology fields.
The strength of the OSGC network of universities, community colleges, government agencies, industry, and outreach affiliates is well-established and continues to grow. The OSGC Management Structure was designed and remains committed to using the talents and diversity of everyone within this collaborative network, and operational policies and procedures are such that all consortium members are active contributors resulting in quality OSGC programs in research, education and services. The number of quality activities, both on- and off-campus, and collaborations/partnerships that OSGC has established with NASA and government agencies, state and local government, educational institutions, and private industry continues to grow. These programs have shown results and impact by their visibility and importance to Ohio and to NASA, resulting in strategic alliances created throughout Ohio and contributing significantly to NASA's overall mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research.

For further information, please contact, at 440.962.3032 or 800.828.OSGC (6742).
The Pre-Service Teacher Institute (PSTI) is not available.