NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected five community colleges for awards totaling $1.4 million to help the schools establish new courses that will contribute to the preparation, training and development of NASA’s future workforce. Bronx Community College was among the recipients of the award. Passaic County Community College, Patterson, New Jersey:
The MUREP Innovations in Space Technology Curriculum awards align with the priorities of the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is responsible for developing the crosscutting, pioneering new technologies and capabilities the agency needs for current and future missions.
“These cooperative agreement awards are an excellent example of a collaboration between MUREP and STMD helping NASA continue achieving exploration goals while promoting STEM and engaging minority serving institutions,” Jim Reuter, acting associate administrator for STMD said.
Other Research and Education Project recipients include College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California, Prince George’s Community College, Upper Marlboro, Maryland: