Friday, October 3, 2014

New STEM scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses

from Mary Sandy of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium:

Please help us spread the word to community college students and faculty on this exciting opportunity!  The attached flier provides background and a link to the initiative’s website.
Virginia’s community college students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a two-year NASA grant to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.  The new program, STEM Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges, provides $5,000 mentored scholarships, paid industry internships, paid NASA research experiences and new courses to foster STEM awareness and workplace skills.  Community college faculty in STEM fields will have access to professional development at NASA.  The program’s overarching goal is to foster community college retention in STEM academic tracks through graduation with an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution. 
The STEM Takes Flight website at detailed information and applications for program components.     Application deadlines are as early as November 17.

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