The following letter soliciting community college STEM majors came my way from NASA. Details below:
NASA is currently seeking science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors for the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program! NCAS participants are engaged in a rich STEM learning experience through interactions with NASA scientists and engineers, web-based activities and a three-day onsite experience at a regional NASA Center (either Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory). Community college students from across the nation are chosen to participate through a competitive process. Selected students are U.S. citizens currently pursuing their initial undergraduate degrees at a community college who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics, science, engineering or computer science.
At least 18 years of age and a high school graduate
A registered community college student during the application process and project (Spring 2014 thru December 2014).
Have completed a minimum of 9 units/credit hours in a STEM discipline
Able to commit to 12-14 weeks working with NASA (includes approximately 20 hours total of online activities, and a three-day onsite experience)
Able to access the internet
*Please note that a $30 non-refundable fee to cover the cost of meals and a NCAS polo shirt will be required from each student selected for the three-day experience at a NASA Center.
Please visit the NCAS website to learn more: http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org. Applications are due July 1, 2014!
Students may create a login and apply at the following link: http://go.nasa.gov/1jRQt4u
Please distribute this information widely to interested students, and feel free to contact me with questions about this opportunity.
Higher Education Group
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Mail Stop 180-109
Pasadena, CA 91109