New Institute Will Give Faculty and Students at Black Colleges Access to NASA Facilities and Equipment

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which has a long history of cooperative agreements with historically black colleges and universities, has founded a new program that will give faculty and students at HBCUs increased access to NASA facilities and equipment. The NASA Science and Technology Institute for Minority Institutions will be funded with a $3.5 million grant to the United Negro College Fund. The institute will be headquartered at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.