The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Wallops Flight Facility, is offering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges initiative.
STEM Takes Flight provides a suite of programs for Virginia community college students pursuing STEM majors (exclusive of allied health and business) and faculty in STEM disciplines statewide.
Faculty opportunities include a NASA residential faculty professional development workshop at NASA Wallops. Learn more about the Professional Development Workshop at NASA Wallops Flight Facility here.
● To foster enhanced community college retention in STEM academic tracks through graduation or transfer to a four-year institution.
● To strengthen VSGC’s relationships with and build NASA linkages with/for Virginia’s community colleges.
Supporting objectives are to nurture diversity; to pipeline STEM students to their next academic and workplace steps; and to foster STEM career awareness and workplace skills.
2022 Application to open in the fall.
Attention to all applicants. We are extending the application window.
March 1, 2021: Summer Application Due
March 5, 2021: Electronic Recommendations Due
Late-April, 2021: Selection Notifications
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