NASA Kicks Off Virtual Education Program For College Students

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will provide college students from across
the country with the opportunity to participate in virtual
interactive educational sessions focusing on NASA technical
challenges and competitions. The agency's new Minority Innovation
Challenges Institute, or MICI, will kick-off a series of year-round
sessions with a virtual conference at 3 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 24.

The sessions will teach students how to apply and participate in
various competitions, such as the agency's Centennial Challenges
Program, the NASA University Student Launch Initiative and the Great
Moonbuggy Race. The online program is free.

The MICI is designed to inspire minority undergraduate students to
pursue advanced degrees and careers in science, technology,
engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines critical to NASA's future

"The Minority Innovation Challenges Institute will be a great asset to
NASA, as we strive to build the pipeline of future scientists,
technologists, engineers and mathematicians," said Carl Person,
NASA's minority university research and education programs manager.
"It will help us educate and inspire more underrepresented and
underserved students, not only to participate in NASA challenges and
competitions, but also to pursue advanced STEM degrees and
NASA-related careers."

MICI is managed for NASA by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
University in Tallahassee, Fla., through the agency's Minority
University Research and Education Programs Small Programs project.

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