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EONS-14 Amendment 8: NASA Minority University Research and Education Project Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Engagement

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014

The NASA Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) solicits proposals from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to create and implement a NASA STEM challenge, targeted for MSI participation.  STEM challenges are creative applications of NASA-related science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and cross-cutting concepts. 

MUREP Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Engagement (MSE) seeks proposals to support MSIs that demonstrate the potential to increase the number of minority undergraduates in STEM education areas relevant to NASA. 

The specific goals of MSE awards are to:

- Increase the retention and completion rates of undergraduate degrees awarded from MSIs in NASA-related STEM disciplines;

- Increase the number of NASA-focused STEM experiences that engage underrepresented groups in active learning to improve retention of information and critical thinking skills; and,

- Disseminate proven, innovative practices and programs in STEM teaching, STEM learning, and recruitment and retention of underrepresented/ underserved students in STEM fields. 

The specific objectives of the NASA MSE solicitation are to:

- Design, develop, and implement a NASA-related STEM challenge targeted for MSI and community college STEM-enrolled student participation;

- Align the challenge design with the NASA mission and with a specific NASA program or project; and

- Develop and implement processes to capture the impact of activities and strategies implemented through this challenge.

This Amendment creates Appendix I. Notices of Intent are requested by January 20 2015, and proposals are due March 2, 2015.

On or about November 18, 2014, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement

"Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014" NNH14ZHA001N will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/.

Questions concerning Appendix I, NASA MUREP STEM Engagement (MSE), may be directed to Theresa Martinez, MSE Manager, NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC), EX-E, Kennedy Space Center, FL  32899; E-mail: NASAMSE@nasaprs.com.

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