Our higher education programs include:
- Integration of Research in Undergraduate STEM Curriculum (IRUSC)
- 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