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UTK students and professor stand in front of a replica of the Mars Science Laboratory rover at NASA JPL.

The TSGC (Tennessee Space Grant Consortium) is a part of the NASA Space Education Program and was established in 1988 to foster Space Grant University educational and research activities. The TSGC is administered by Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Devon Burr is the representative to the TSGC here at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is assisted by Robert Jacobsen, the TSGC Outreach Coordinator. The funds received as a participant in the TSGC are used for several scholarships and assistantships to undergraduate and graduate science and engineering students pursuing space-related education and research at UTK, as well as for numerous Space Outreach endeavors.

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