NASA Selects Five Colleges for STEM Curriculum Development Grant

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NASA has awarded five minority-serving colleges a total of $1.4 million to develop their STEM courses under the MUREP Innovations in Space Technology Curriculum program.

The grant, awarded in partnership with the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, provides the winning schools up to $330,000 and partners them with a NASA center or facility to accomplish goals outlined by the MISTC throughout a 15-month period, NASA said Saturday.

Jim Reuter, acting associate administrator for STMD, said the directorate’s partnership with MUREP will help NASA achieve exploration goals, promote STEM education and engage with minority-focused institutions.

The awardees are:

  • Bronx Community College in New York City
  • College of the Desert, in Palm Desert, Calif.
  • Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif.
  • Passaic County Community College in Patterson, N.J.
  • Prince George’s Community College in Upper Marlboro, Md.