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NASA Grants Support STEM Education Programs

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NASA has announced more than $39.8M in total grants to boost faculty and student participation in science, technology, engineering and math programs at universities, technical schools and community colleges nationwide.

The agency said Saturday it selected 52 proposals to receive up to $760K over the next four years as part of NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Project.

Awardees include the space grant consortia in Arizona, Georgia and Nebraska. Each consortium will use the funds in efforts to promote diversity and inclusion across STEM careers, the agency noted.

Students have the chance to design, build and demonstrate balloon payloads through the Arizona STEM Challenges to Educate New Discoverers program.

West Georgia Technical College and Atlanta Metropolitan State College intend to open internship opportunities during the semesters of fall and spring.

College student at University of Nebraska-Lincoln have the opportunity to form teams and develop mineral mining systems or methods via the Lunarrobotic competition to be hosted by the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA works with over 1K affiliates to drive aeronautics and space projects through public outreach, science and engineering education and research programs.

Click here to view the Space Grant Project's full list of funding recipients.