Alabama A&M receives support from NASA for a new STEM program

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Alabama A&M is one of 10 HBCUs to receive a grant from NASA for a summer STEM program. (Alabama A&M)

Alabama A&M received some great news recently, as the school is one of 10 historically black colleges and universities to share more than $640,000 from NASA to provide pre-college summer programs for area students.

NASA is helping students in underrepresented and underserved communities to enter careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

How much does Alabama A&M get and what is it for?

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NASA awarded Alabama A&M part of $640,000 for STEM programs. (Alabama A&M)

Alabama A&M was awarded $65,000 for its proposed project to collaborate with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville to offer college readiness, STEM engagement and STEM career awareness opportunities to high school juniors and seniors. 

The Precollege Summer Institute for Recruiting and Inclusion for STEM for MSIs (PRISM) will be a three-week residential program that offers students learning activities designed to increase their STEM efficacy and identity, improve college readiness skills, and expose them to STEM careers through authentic learning experiences in NASA Marshall laboratories.

Who is behind the project, and who else received grants

The AAMU project will be coordinated by Dr. Jonathan Lassiter, an AAMU Ph.D. physics alum.

Other recipients of the NASA awards include:

  • Albany State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Lawson State Community College
  • Lincoln University
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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Michael Seale
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