Thursday 30th of June 2016

NASA CIPAIR - An Introduction

The NASA CIPAIR project initiates strong partnership and collaboration between New York City College of Technology (CITY TECH) ,  Hostos Community College (HCC) and NASA research centers. CITY TECH is one of the largest minority serving institutions located in the heart of New York City, the most diverse cities in the world. The students population is over 15,000 students (Fall 2009) with more than 60% African American and Hispanics (Fall 2009). HCC has more than 6500 students of which 69% are females and 76% are African American and Hispanics.

To really introduce NASA CIPAIR, one must admit that it is one of the most prestigious opportunity for undergraduate to work with NASA research facility to aid them in their education. Collaborators in this project are:

  • CUNY-Louis Stokes for Minority Participation in STEM (LSAMP)
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama
  • NYC Research Initiative (NYCRI), Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Proyecto Access Program at Hostos Community College

The Three Main Goals of  NASA CIPAIR (Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award for Integration of Research into Curriculum)

Develop the analytical and research skills of undergraduate students.
Attract more under-represented minority students to STEM fields and increase the rate of transfer to 4-year colleges and graduate schools.
Expand research opportunities for faculty and students at NASA.

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