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Nasa's Education And Research Opportunities For Students And Faculty

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Conference

2004 Annual Conference

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

Start Date

June 20, 2004

End Date

June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

TYCD 2004 Lower Division Initatives

Page Count

12

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9.937.1 - 9.937.12

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https://peer.asee.org/14034

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Jianping Yue

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Session 2586

NASA’s Education and Research Opportunities for Students and Faculty

Jianping Yue Essex County College

Abstract

One of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s missions is “to inspire the next generation of explorers.” For nearly half a century, NASA has not only made extraordinary achievements in space exploration and technology advancement, but also developed many education and research programs to inspire young Americans from grades K-12 to college undergraduate and graduate students, especially those majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There are also many programs that support the participation of college professors. This paper describes some of NASA’s representative education and research programs such as the Undergraduate Student Research Program, Graduate Student Researchers Program, Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program, Faculty Fellowship Program, Administrator’s Fellowship Program, KC135 Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program, K-12 Student Involvement Program, etc. This paper also introduces a variety of other NASA’s education and research programs.

1. Introduction

Since its inception in 1958, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made extraordinary achievements in space exploration and technology advancement. NASA’s overall program is composed of six strategic enterprises: Aerospace Technology, Biological and Physical Research, Earth Science, Education, Space Science, and Space Flight. NASA’s mission is to “understand and protect our home planet, to explore the universe and search for life, to inspire the next generation of explorers … as only NASA can.” Education is always an important and integral part of NASA. NASA has developed many education programs not only for recruiting talents for its workforce, but also for inspiring the next generation. NASA’s education programs range from grades K-12 to college undergraduate and graduate students, especially those majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). NASA also offers many research opportunities for college professors. Due to limited space, this paper only introduces a small selection of the many NASA education programs and research opportunities. Interested readers should browse NASA’s and other related websites to find more information.

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Yue, J. (2004, June), Nasa's Education And Research Opportunities For Students And Faculty Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/14034

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