Virginia’s community college students pursuing studies in science,
technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have
access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses
thanks to a two-year NASA grant to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
Community College faculty in STEM fields will have access to professional
development at NASA.
The Consortium’s new program, STEM Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community
Colleges, provides $5,000 mentored scholarships, paid industry internships,
NASA research experiences, and new courses to foster STEM career
awareness and workplace skills. The goal is community college retention
in STEM academic tracks through graduation with an associate’s degree or
transfer to a four-year institution.
The STEM Takes Flight website at www.vsgc.odu.edu/stemtakesflight