The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Wallops Flight Facility and with the strong support of the Virginia Governor’s office, is offering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges initiative. STEM Takes Flight provides a suite of programs for Virginia community college students pursuing STEM majors (exclusive of allied health and business) and faculty in STEM disciplines statewide. Opportunities include $5,000 mentored scholarships, paid onsite research experiences at NASA Langley and NASA Wallops, paid industry internships, new courses and a NASA residential faculty professional development workshop. See links below for details on each of the STEM Takes Flight opportunities. The program is underwritten in large part by a two-year NASA Space Grant competitive award.
Supporting objectives are to nurture diversity; to pipeline STEM students to their next academic and workplace steps; and to foster STEM career awareness and workplace skills.