NASA Awards Grants to Expand STEM Education Benefiting K-12 Students

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in

Washington -- NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected nine universities for cooperative agreement awards totaling $3.6 million to create and operate a NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy. 

The Aerospace Academies will engage historically underserved and underrepresented students in grades K-12 through hands-on activities that reflect each of NASA's four mission directorates: Science, Aeronautics, Space Technology and Human Exploration and Operations. The academies will also provide access to NASA technology through an Aerospace Education Laboratory.

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The universities selected for Aerospace Academy grants are:

• California State University, Fresno
• Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland
• Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina
• Hartnell College, Salinas, California
• Morgan State University, Baltimore
• Tennessee State University, Nashville
• Texas State University, San Marcos
• The University of Texas at El Paso
• York College, City University of New York

The universities will receive as much as $160,000 per year for two years and up to $100,000 for a third year.