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Mike Kincaid, Associate Administrator for NASA's Office of STEM Engagement

Mike Kincaid

Associate Administrator, Office of STEM Engagement

As Associate Administrator, Kincaid oversees strategic direction and leadership of NASA’s Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Engagement (OSTEM), which connects students to NASA’s missions. OSTEM engages America’s educators, students, and institutions in these unique missions, contributing to NASA’s mission success, as well as the nation’s overall STEM education ecosystem.

Kincaid chairs NASA’s STEM Engagement Council, which integrates, oversees, and assesses NASA’s agencywide STEM engagement functions and activities. Kincaid is also co-chair of Federal Coordination in STEM Education (FC-STEM), a multiagency committee focused on coordinating and enhancing STEM education efforts across the federal government.

In addition, Kincaid is NASA’s representative on the International Space Education Board (ISEB).  In 2019, he served as the ISEB chair and led global collaboration in space education between 10 countries. ISEB shares best practices and unites efforts to foster interest in space, science, and technology among students worldwide.


Kincaid has served NASA for more than 35 years. He first joined NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, as an intern in 1987, and led JSC organizations in various capacities including Director of Education, Deputy Director of Human Resources, and Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Prior to taking his current position, Kincaid was the Director of External Relations at JSC, where his office interacted with stakeholders from across the country.


Kincaid earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and an MBA from University of Houston, Clear Lake.


Kincaid is happily married with three children. He is passionate about the impact of STEM engagement and its role in leading the agency’s efforts to engage the nation in NASA’s missions.