IDEA in Action

NASA is awarding $11.7 million to eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through the new Data Science Equity, Access, and Priority in Research and Education (DEAP) opportunity. These awards will enable HBCU students and faculty to conduct innovative data science research that contributes to NASA’s missions. Technology advancements in the field of data science, […]
High school students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities will have a path to pursue careers in STEM with help from NASA. The agency announced Monday it has selected seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and one Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) to receive more than $3 million in funding to strengthen their support for […]
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Monday he is taking additional steps forward to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) at the agency. Nelson named Steve Shih to serve in a new position as the agency’s first Diversity Ambassador and selected Elaine Ho as the next associate administrator for the Office of Diversity and Equal […]
Planetary scientists and astrobiologists (including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, engineers, and technicians) and informal (out-of-school-time) educators are invited to apply to attend a 2023 Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement professional development workshop. During these workshops, scientists and educators are paired together and supported in bidirectional conversations around diversity and inclusion in engaging Black and Latinx audiences […]
In honor of Black History Month, NASA recognized the contributions of Black astronauts to our nation’s space programs. Coming to NASA from a variety of backgrounds as military pilots, engineers, scientists, and physicians, these astronauts have made history-making contributions participating in space shuttle missions to perform critical tasks such as deploying and retrieving satellites, performing […]
“A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.” — Valentina Tereshkova “If we want scientists and engineers in the future, we should be cultivating the girls as much as the boys.” — Sally Ride “International cooperation is very necessary. Chinese have a […]
The Pride in STEM podcast is back for its second season. In this episode, Craig Poku (he/they) is joined by Kemi Oloyede (they/them), and they talk about their career journey, the barriers faced by Black scientists engaging in STEM, and how they have used creativity to address these barriers. See more of Kemi’s work at Listen […]