Strengthening the STEM Pipeline
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium received an additional NASA grant of just under $500,000 to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at our state’s community colleges and technical schools.
The proposal was ranked third among the 35 winning proposals. Collaborators include the University of Washington, Central Washington University, Northwest Indian College, Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College, and the Seattle Colleges district.
Over the next two years, the project will increase internships for community college students at these schools, on campus and at NASA centers. The proposals also calls for development of a curriculum repository so community colleges will be able to offer their students NASA-themed courses, developed at UW, such as the popular 100-level survey course, Space and Space Travel, and the 200-level high altitude balloon course for non-STEM majors, Access to Space.
You can learn more about the NASA awards here.