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New York Space Grant (NYSG) Community College Partnership Program

This program aims to increase the number of New York community college (CC) and technical school (TS) students completing degrees and/or transferring to four-year colleges in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Our objectives are to:

  1. attract and retain CC/TS students in STEM by providing training and research opportunities in areas relevant to NASA;
  2. institute a one-semester Methods of Science Research course, at various locations within NY State, to prepare students for summer research internships;
  3. increase CC/TS educators' abilities to engage students in research and deliver NASA STEM content through workshops on developing/running local Methods of Science Research courses; and
  4. help CC/TS students build a sense of belonging in NASA-related STEM fields by facilitating summer research experiences at NASA Centers and other partners, including four-year NYSG affiliates and industry partners.

For NY community college & technical school students:

Are you interested in carrying out science, technology, engineering, or mathematics research, but aren't sure how to get started? Our NASA-supported program offers opportunities for two-year students to engage in high-level STEM research during the summer, get personalized academic and research mentoring, as well as receive financial support. To be eligible for this program, you must be a US citizen currently enrolled in a community college or technical school within NY State, and have a strong interest in pursuing a STEM career. Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM (African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans & women) are particularly encouraged to apply.

The student application deadline for the 2015-16 program has passed.

For NY community college & technical school educators:

The NYSG Community College Partnership Program is offering a CC and TS faculty workshop on implementing a Methods of Scientific Research (MSR) course. MSR and similar courses have been shown to

  • improve students' scientific reasoning, computer, and general research skills;
  • engage/retain students in STEM; and
  • better prepare students for summer research internships.

Stipends and travel grants are available for faculty who attend the full 5-day workshop. The next workshop will be held Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9am-5pm at the American Museum of Natural History [faculty workshop flyer].
To register or for further information, e-mail Dr. Timothy Paglione

For questions or more information, please e-mail the NYSG Community College Partnership Program director, Dr. Timothy Paglione.


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