The Texas Space Grant Consortium, formed in 1989, has as its objectives to:
- Foster sharing of space related course materials among consortium academic institutions
- Foster the development of multi-institutional space research efforts incl uding industry-university teaming
- Foster high quality graduate level space research at consortium academic institutions
- Use interest in space to increase participation in science and mathematics in the public schools
- Foster space-related programs and curricula for public schools and for the public
- Increase the pool of high school graduates who enter college to study science, mathematics, and engineering with emphasis on underrepresented minorities and women
The TSGC membership currently includes 56 organizations -- the largest among the 52 consortia nationally. Members are spread across the state -- El Paso to Beaumont and Corpus Christi to Brownsville. Academic members include institutions both public and private; large and small; minority and non-minority. Industry members include both large and small companies. TSGC has developed a very balanced program in the mix of higher education, research infrastructure and public service projects that are undertaken by the member organizations.