FY 2022 Participant numbers
By the Numbers
The NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) investments encompass four projects: the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), National Space Grant College and Fellowship Project (Space Grant), Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the Next Generation STEM Project (Next Gen STEM). OSTEM collaborates with NASA mission directorates, including the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate (ESDMD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD), and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and NASA centers and facilities, to maximize the agency’s reach and impact.
In Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022), 798K+ student, 78K+ educator and 333K+ other participants engaged in NASA STEM engagement activities and educational content.
|NASA’s Organizational Health & Performance Reach of STEM Engagement Metric |
|EPSCoR||NGS||MUREP||Space Grant||Other STEM Engagements||Totals|
|Total # of Student Participants||685||244281||21131||450865||81808||798770|
|Total # of Educator Participants||444||35305||7468||30459||4908||78584|
|Total # of Other Participants||0||178166||26840||127307||1058||333371|
Participant Data Definitions:
- Student Participants represent all students reached through STEM Engagement investments
- Educator Participants represent all educators reached through STEM Engagement investments
- Other Participants represent all others (non-students and non-educators) reached through STEM Engagement investments
NOTE: Over 333K “Other’ Participants reported
- In Fiscal Year 2022, Space Grant, MUREP, and EPSCoR grantee and awardee institutions reported 3,613 peer-reviewed publications, technical papers and presentations representing opportunities for learners to contribute to NASA’s aeronautics, space and science missions and work
- Notably, 47 percent of the peer-reviewed and other technical publications were authored or coauthored by students.
- NASA provided 10,085 internships, fellowships, research opportunities, educator professional development, challenges and other college/pre-college STEM engagement opportunities to 9,498 student and educator participants representing K-12 institutions and higher education institutions including 2-year, 4-year institutions and all Minority Serving Institution (MSI) classifications. These significant awards provided a total of over $43.9M in direct financial support to participants.
- In these opportunities, 15.9 percent of participants identified as racially underrepresented* and 17.6 percent of participants identified as ethnically underrepresented**. Also, of the Agency’s higher education internships and fellowship positions 41.5 percent were filled by women.
NOTE, underrepresented statistics for race and ethnicity exceeded the national averages for underrepresented students enrolled in STEM degree programs (per the National Center for Educational Statistics – https://nces.ed.gov)
*Underrepresented racial categories (American Indian or Alaskan Native; Black or African American; and/or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander)
** Underrepresented ethnicity (Hispanic or Latino)