National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program 
Strategic Plan 2002-2006 
Executive Summary 

The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program Implementation Plan will guide the Space Grant program through the year 2006. This Executive Summary includes our National Vision, six National Mission Statements, and twelve National Goals. The strategic planning process involved all 52 Space Grant programs directly. Participation in the creation of the strategic plan included Space Grant Directors; Associate Directors; state, industry, and academic affiliates and NASA. In order to assure all states participate in the completion of this Plan, a participative process was used. One state, one vote. This methodology provided the opportunity for all participants and stakeholders to shape and focus the future of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. This Implementation Plan is our roadmap. At its core is our support for NASA’s Strategic Framework and our science and engineering education, research, and outreach programs. 

The National Space Grant College and Fellowship program is a national network of colleges and universities working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, and engineering education, research, and outreach programs. 

MISSION GOALS - 2001-2006 
Mission Statement #1: Using our national network of scientists, engineers, and educators, enable the development of a diverse workforce of future scientists, engineers, technology professionals, and educators. 

Mission Statement #2: Stimulate and nurture innovative programs to assure the development and transfer of practical applications in aerospace research and education. 

Mission Statement #3: Cultivate a nationwide network of partners from universities, industry, museums, science centers, state and local agencies, to pursue state and national aerospace research, education, and economic development goals. 

Mission Statement #4: Provide access to the excitement, knowledge, and technology from America’s Earth, Air and Space programs. 

Mission Statement #5: Educate students at all levels by encouraging and supporting interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research experiences and education programs. 

Mission Statement #6: Serve the general public by contributing to scientific literacy.