We learned about these two opportunities from Mr. Dion McInnis, Associate Vice President for University Advancement at UHCL:
"One is called Young Professionals for Space Exploration. It is national, but located here and strives to unite young professionals. I imagine this would be of interest to some students. Perhaps faculty could help spread the word. Their website is www.goboldlynasa.org.
The other is IMAGINE 2009: Ideas at Work, a two-day conference to be held at the NASA Gilruth Center on Dec. 2-3. The event is very different in its approach and content. $250 for both days, but I’d wager that some of your innovative types would be very interested. The event is hosted by the American Astronautical Society and more info can be found at http://astronautical.org."
CS and CIS are highly applicative in nature. Our professionals need to be able to study a entirely new problem in different domains and grasp the essence quickly. It is thus very important for us to continuously expand our horizon beyond our core CS/IT competency. This kind of opportunities may work for you.