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The JPL Undergraduate Scholars (JPLUS) activity was established in 1997 in response to the limited number of community college students applying to and being competitive applicants for local JPL,NASA, and other competitive internship opportunities. The purpose of the activity is to recognize the achievement and potential of community college students in the region by giving them the knowledge,skills, and confidence to become competitive candidates for research internships. JPLUS includes activities and experiences that help students become accustomed to the research environment, explore STEM fields, demystify NASA science and engineering careers, and gain an understanding of the internship process.
JPLUS is by design, small in scale, as the priority has been to serve local two-year institutions within a radius that is practical for regular student participation. Over 300 students from 30 regional community colleges have participated in JPLUS since its inception. For 2015, JPLUS seeks to serve 30 students from partner campuses in Southern California.
Submit the following to Lynda Tovar @ MS 112A by May 22, 2015
Successful candidate will be informed of selection by June 5, 2015.
For any questions,
please email Dr.Luz Shin email@example.com or call (818) 947-2393.
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LAVC Students! NASA is currently seeking community college STEM majors for its Spring NCAS program! NCAS participants are engaged in a rich STEM learning experience through interactions with NASA scientists and engineers, web-based activities and a three-day onsite experience at a regional NASA Center. Community college students from across the nation are chosen to participate through a competitive process. Selected students are U.S. citizens (or LPR in CA) currently pursuing their initial undergraduate degrees at a community college who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics, science, engineering or computer science.
If you are an interested student and meet the following criteria, please apply by the June 24th deadline!:
Apply online: https://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/
* Travel, housing, and meals will be paid by NASA for the four-day experience
Los Angeles Valley College was awarded a Title III Accelerated Pathways to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Articulation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, for a total of $ 4.35 million over five years (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2016).
The grant activities will be geared towards increasing the number of Hispanic and other low-income students obtaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; decrease the amount of time in the mathematics pipeline; increase student interest, success and confidence in math and STEM-related fields; develop model articulation agreements with primary transfer institutions; and use high quality, timely data to improve participation outcomes in order to increase enrollment, persistence and completion in STEM degrees and transfer to four-year institutions.