RECENT NEWS

TEAM USA GREENPOWER FINALS

Huntsville’s ‘Team USA’ spent Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, preparing the team’s electric car for the 2013 Greenpower National Finals, to be held Sunday at Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, West Sussex, England. The team, made up of 11 Huntsville Center for Technology students, is the first, and only, team outside of the U.K. to participate in the Greenpower races. (Huntsville City Schools/Jonathan Crowe)

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CURRENT VCSI PROJECTS:

TVA Project for River Operations Group

  • Focus — Rainfall Measurement

Cooperative Agreement with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

  • Focus — Experimental Technology Demonstrator Projects
  • Project #1 — Robotic Initiative with the US Army RS JPO

Grant from the Tawani Foundation

  • Focus — International Expedition to Antarctica

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AWARDEES

At the December 2008 Board Meeting, VCSI awarded Dave Williams and UAH a four-year, fully funded scholarship for a student pursuing a degree in engineering or science. The new Von Braun Center for Science & Innovation Scholarship will be awarded to a student who will commence his or her studies in the Fall of 2008.

VCSI hopes to award other scholarships in the not to distant future to other Alabama universities.

VCSI also provided a work-study initiative for two students at UAH. This was enabled by a generous gift from a family in Cleveland, Ohio. Two young ladies, starting their senior year in the Fall of 2008, have been selected. These students will work with a NASA scientist and his research assistant on samples returned from Antarctica in February 2008. Focus of the research will be microorganisms and extremophiles.

VCSI was featured in the May Edition of the Who’s Who in Huntsville Magazine thanks to a generous gift from SAIC.