NASA Starts Minority College Program

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) — The U.S. space agency says it is starting a college virtual interactive minority education program focusing on NASA challenges and competitions.

Officials said NASA’s Minority Innovation Challenges Institute will start a series of year-round sessions with a virtual conference Monday.

“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 space agency said, noting there is no charge for the program, which is designed to inspire minority undergraduate students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines critical to NASA’s future missions.

The project will be managed for NASA by the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

More information and a registration link are available at

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