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Minority University Research and Education Program
December 5, 2011

[image-62]Diversity in Higher Education

The Office of Education is strengthening involvement with higher education institutions to ensure that NASA can meet future workforce needs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. Participation in NASA projects and research stimulates increasing numbers of students to continue their studies at all levels of the higher education continuum and earn advanced degrees in these critical fields.

The Office of Education strives to ensure that underrepresented and underserved students participate in NASA education and research projects to assist more of these students in their pursuit of STEM careers. The Higher Education Program will continue to focus on the Minority University Research and Education Program, thereby enhancing the capabilities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities', Hispanic Serving Institutions', and Tribal Colleges and Universities' contributions to the research needs of science and technology enterprises. In addition, the Office of Education encourages these institutions to collaborate with teacher preparation programs that improve the quality and diversity of STEM teachers.

Minority University Research and Education Program Website
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Representative Projects:
›  Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering and Space Science
›  Curriculum Improvements Partnership Award for the Integration of Research
›  Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project
›  Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology
›  NASA Innovations in Climate Education
›  NASA Science and Technology Institute for Minority Institutions
›  Tribal Colleges and University Project - Native American Internships
›  Tribal Colleges and University Project - Summer Research Experience
›  University Research Centers

Visit the Education Programs section to find additional opportunities for Higher Education students and faculty.


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Multiyear grants are awarded to assist minority institutions, faculty and students in research pertinent to NASA missions.
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