Higher Education

Our higher education programs include:

  1. Integration of Research in Undergraduate STEM Curriculum (IRUSC)
  2. Maine Student High Altitude Platform Program (MeSHAP) at the University of Maine

Other research programs for higher education faculty are identified below

Our 2018-2019 IRUSC Program is now CLOSED.  Please check back here for information on our Spring 2019 Programs


The goal of the IRUSC program is to support our higher education affiliates  in improving their STEM curricula to help students gain the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their STEM careers

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

1. Curriculum changes, such as modifications of existing courses, the addition of new courses within a discipline, or the realignment of subject matter among several disciplines.
2. Faculty course releases: An opportunity for faculty who are interested in or responsible for STEM-related curriculum modifications at their institutions to spend a short period of time at a NASA Center, in order to gain first-hand knowledge of the research interests, needs, and cultures of the Centers, and of the engineering and management practices of NASA missions and projects, for the purpose of building technical relationships with NASA scientists and engineers. These relationships will be the foundation for curriculum change
3. Faculty professional development activities (e.g. courses, workshops, conferences) related to curriculum improvement
4. Travel for faculty and students to NASA field centers

Letters of Intent are due:  Monday, October 29, 2018

Proposals are due:  Monday, December 10, 2018

Download the 2018_2019 Integration of Research in Undergraduate STEM Curriculum Program Request for Proposals (RFP) to view proposal guidelines and important dates.

Download the write-able Microsoft Word Integration of Research in Undergraduate STEM Curriculum Program FORMS  that are included in the RFP


Research Infrastructure

Minority Collaboration Program

MeSHAP-High Altitude Ballooning Program