Minority Education Summer Students Arrive at JPL
Thirty-three students kicked off their summer internships with JPL's Minority Education Office on June 14, 2010. Students in the group hail from Puerto Rico, Hawaii and many U.S. states in between.
The new undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral students are participating in programs that promote science, technology, math and engineering to groups that have traditionally been underrepresented or underserved in these academic fields.
Several students successfully competed for scholarships with the Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology program, a partnership between NASA, the United Negro College Fund and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. These students are awarded internships at a NASA center of their choosing and receive scholarships for part of their college education.
Information about all of JPL's Minority Programs can be found at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/minorityinitiatives/