Cal State LA's NASA Careers Program Taking Underrepresented Students to New Heights

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California Council on Science and Technology reports “a $5 million grant from NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) helped create the NASA Data Intensive Research and Education Center in STEM (NASA DIRECT-STEM) at Cal State LA. The program allowed Cal State LA to recruit highly competitive, historically underrepresented students, giving them the opportunity to work directly with researchers at JPL as well as University of California Irvine. This inaugural cohort of students have gained valuable experience in scientific computing and data analysis related to earth and space sciences - setting them off on PhD career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.”


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