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CHUMS CLEVELAND proudly joined with other donors to sponsor the NASA Summer of Innovation (2015)

NASA provides financial assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) to the Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), American Indian and Alaskan Native Serving Institutions (AIANSIs), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) and eligible community colleges.

As an agency, the Administration at NASA recognizes the valuable role that these institutions play in educating our citizens, as reflected in the five Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) focused Executive Orders signed by the President. NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) investments enhance the research, academic, and technology capabilities of MSIs through multi-year awards. Awards assist faculty and students in research and provide authentic Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) engagement activities related to NASA missions. These competitive awards provide NASA specific knowledge and skills to learners who have been historically underrepresented and underserved in STEM. MUREP investments also assist NASA in meeting the goal of a diverse workforce through student participation in internships, scholarships, and fellowships at NASA Centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

The MUREP Aerospace Academy (MAA) advances student development through activity components that are integrated in a comprehensive support system. MAA targets students in grades K-12 and their parents/adult caregivers.

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