Welcome to STEM Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges!


The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Wallops Flight Facility, 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: paid onsite research experiences at NASA Langley and NASA Wallops 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 by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the Virginia Community College System.

    Program Goals

  • To foster enhanced community college retention in STEM academic tracks through graduation or transfer to a four-year institution.
  • To strengthen VSGC’s relationships with and build NASA linkages with/for Virginia’s community colleges.

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.

Programs available for community college students and faculty: