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About MUREP

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Overview

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, or MUREP, thereby enhancing the capabilities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs; Hispanic Serving Institutions, or HSIs; and Tribal Colleges and Universities, or TCUs. In addition, the Office of Education encourages these institutions to collaborate with teacher preparation programs that improve the quality and diversity of STEM teachers.

MUREP Structure

MUREP engages underrepresented populations through a wide variety of initiatives. Multiyear grants are awarded to assist Minority Institution faculty and students in research of pertinent missions. The program focuses on recruiting underrepresented and underserved students in STEM disciplines through completion of undergraduate or graduate degrees in support of their entry into the scientific and technical workforce. See below for representative MUREP activities:

›  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
›  Minority University Research and Education Programs Small Projects
›  NASA Innovations in Climate Education Project
›  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


A diagram of representative Minority University Research and Education Program activities
 

 

MUREP Annual Reports

White House Initiative: NASA Annual Federal Performance Reports

Annual Federal Performance Reports provide a comprehensive description of NASA activities and awards in support for minority institutions per White House Initiative Office guidance. Detailed information about NASA's contributions is listed by fiscal year.

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Project Performance Reports

Annual Performance Reports provide progress reports for specific programs in the MUREP portfolio. Click on a project link for detailed information about a specific MUREP project.

›  FY 2011›  FY 2010›  FY 2009›  FY 2008›  FY 2007

 

MUREP FAQs

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Page Last Updated: November 19th, 2013
Page Editor: NASA Administrator