The objective of the NASA EPSCoR Awards is to:
- Contribute to and promote the development of research infrastructure in NASA EPSCoR States in areas of strategic importance to the NASA mission; (Space Science, Mission to Planet Earth, Human Exploration and Development of Space, Aeronautics, and Space Technology.)
- Improve the capabilities of the NASA EPSCoR States to gain support directly from NASA and other sources outside the NASA EPSCoR program;
- Contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science, and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the State by utilizing Nevada’s unique resources and assets while developing and expanding regional interests in Climate Change, Systems Engineering, Astrophysics, Planetary Geology, and Astrobiology, and
- Work in close coordination with the NASA Space Grant program to improve the environment for science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education in the State.