NASA, White House Initiative to Spur Entrepreneurial Spirit of HBCU Scholars

Students participating in NASA’s MITTIC Challenge showcase their spinoff technology concepts in a poster session at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. (Credits: NASA)

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA and the Department of Education are collaborating to enhance the federal Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholar Recognition Program using NASA entrepreneurial expertise.

Beginning in 2022, a NASA pitch competition for students at higher education institutions will officially become part of the HBCU Scholar Recognition Program, part of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity. The competition will be a small-scale version of NASA’s Minority University Education and Research Program (MUREP) Innovation and Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC).

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NASA Awards Planning Grants to Universities to Support Space Technology Opportunities

An astronaut descends the ladder to explore the lunar surface. (Credit: NASA)

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Space Technology Artemis Research, or M-STAR, has awarded cooperative agreements to 15 universities for 16 projects that will support NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s advancement of technologies needed for the agency’s Artemis program.

Nearly $604,000 will be distributed to these institutions over the course of a four-month period of performance.

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