The Research in Science & Engineering and Hands on Projects (RISE & HOP) Scholarship Opportunity provides STEM students with $5,000 in scholarship support for the 2015-2016 academic year. Awardees must conduct a STEM research or a hands on project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Students engaged in any STEM area were encouraged to apply, however fields specifically related to unmanned aerial systems, aeronautics (including high altitude balloon projects), planetary geology, astrochemistry, astrophysics, astrobiology, biodiversity/biology, new satellite data systems, remote sensing, sustainability, agricultural science, climate change, hydrological impacts under a changing climate, and STEM education were of particular interest.
Students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate and graduate research symposiums, poster sessions and oral presentations regarding their research/ project.
The Nevada Space Grant Fellowship program provides Nevada graduate level STEM students with up to $21,000 per academic year in support. The program is designed to support independently conceived or designed research or projects by graduate students, in disciplines that will help advance missions and goals of NASA; thus, providing an opportunity to directly contribute to advancements in STEM-related areas of study. Students work closely with a faculty mentor to complete their research or project.
Curriculum Development – The primary focus for the Curriculum Development program is to establish new and/or revised courses and materials that infuse NASA-related content within NSHE institutional curricula.
Hands on Training – The primary focus of the HOT program is to firmly establish new STEM hands-ontraining activities that utilize NASA related interdisciplinary content within higher education curricula.
Informal Education – These funds are specifically targeted to stimulate STEM experiences for learning outside of formal classroom environments. Pre College The primary focus of this program is to train teachers and infuse NASA-related content into K-12 schools.