News Releases

Prestigious NASA Public Service Medal Awarded to LSU Physics Professor, LA NASA Space Grant & EPSCoR Director

T. Gregory Guzik, LSU Physics Professor and Director of the Louisiana Space Grant NASA EPSCoR (LaSPACE) programs has been awarded the 2020 NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal (OPLM). The official NASA award citation reads: β€œIn recognition for many years of exceptional dedication and public service inspiring and teaching the next generation of leaders in science, engineering and technology.”

Some LaSPACE Stats Since 1991

LaSPACE Cumulative Impacts

LaSPACE Affiliate Institutions
200 +
Research Projects Supported
2000 +
College Students Funded
~ 70
Student Science Balloon Launches

LaSPACE Current Impacts

2019-2020 Awards
~ 0
Current Students Supported
Current Affiliates Funded
A selection of Recent & Current LaSPACE Funded Projects

Program Highlights

LaSPACE funds approximately 50 projects annually across Louisiana, including funding for faculty research programs, awards for undergraduate and graduate student researchers, support for various student flight projects,NASA internship funding, awards to support senior design projects, professional development for K-12 teachers, and public scientific literacy events. A few recent or current projects are highlighted here.

LaACES Balloon Launch
Ballooning Program
ACES Preparations on football field
Solar Eclipse 2017
Ballooning Program / Student Outreach
Group in front of MARS Truck
MARS Truck
Student Outreach