Lieutenant Colonel Willie B. Williams spoke at the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium this week. He spoke about the collaboration between NASA and Carthage College. The mission of NASA’s Space Grant Program is to contribute to the nation’s science enterprise by funding education, research, and informal education projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia. The Space Grant Program works to: Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state, and local governments. Encourage interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aeronautics, space science and technology. Recruit and train professionals, especially women, and underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace related fields. Develop a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through university levels. The mission of the WSGC is to use the excitement and vision of space and aerospace science to equip the citizens of Wisconsin with the math, science and technology tools they need to thrive in the 21st century.