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NASA Awards $1.4 Million to Five Minority-Serving Colleges

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NASA has selected five community colleges under its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) to establish new courses that will contribute to the preparation, training, and development of the future workforce.

The MUREP Innovations in Space Technology Curriculum (MISTC) awards totaling to $1.4 million, align with the priorities of the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), which is responsible for developing the crosscutting, pioneering new technologies and capabilities the agency needs for current and future missions.

The awards provide NASA-specific knowledge and skills to learners who have historically been underrepresented and underserved in STEM.

“These cooperative agreement awards are an excellent example of collaboration between MUREP and STMD helping NASA continue achieving exploration goals while promoting STEM and engaging minority-serving institutions,” said Jim Reuter, acting associate administrator for STMD.

Awardees will partner with a NASA center or facility to accomplish the goals and objectives of MISTC over a 15-month period of performance

The space agency through MUREP provides financial assistance via competitive awards to minority-serving institutions including historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities among others.

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