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Colleges and Universities

Explore STEM Resources for Colleges, Universities, and Technical and Vocational Institutions.

MSI Exchange

The Minority Serving Institutions Exchange (MSI) is a tool that supports your search for innovative and diverse academic collaborators by curating STEM offerings and capability statements of MSIs nationwide. The MSI Exchange can inform partnerships for teaming opportunities and competitive federal awards such as contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.

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NASA STEM Opportunities and Activities For Students

Multiple challenges and opportunities reaching a broad audience of middle and high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation.

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RMC: Lunabotics Competition

This is a university-level competition for teams to use the NASA Systems Engineering Process to design, build, and operate a Lunar robot.

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NASA Student Launch Challenge

Student Launch is a research-based, competitive, experiential exploration activity. This project offers multiple challenges reaching a broad audience of middle and high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation.

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NASA's BIG Idea Challenge

Participation is open to teams of undergraduate and graduate students at accredited U.S.-based colleges and universities officially affiliated with their state's Space Grant Consortium

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First Nations Launch

This competition is an opportunity for students attending a Tribal College or University, a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution, or who are members of an active American Indian Science and Engineering Society collegiate chapter to design, build, and fly a high-powered rocket.

Explore Careers at NASA

Interested in working at NASA? Start now to be part of NASA’s future. Visit the Careers page to learn more about exciting opportunities at NASA.

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Research Opportunities for Professionals

Find Opportunities for Funding and More

Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA’s overall mission. 

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Are you looking for the latest NASA resources for teachers, parents, caregivers, and students? Subscribe to the NASA EXPRESS newsletter to get the latest NASA STEM opportunities delivered to your inbox every Thursday.

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