IDEA in Action

As part of a Biden/Harris initiative, NASA will award more than $5 million in funding to seven Women’s Colleges and Universities (WCUs) to research and develop strategies that increase retention of women in STEM degree programs and careers. The agency’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) created the Women’s Colleges and Universities opportunity to help women overcome […]
NASA and the Department of Education, in support of STEM and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives, are hosting a competition to engage students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), ultimately bringing diverse talent into the future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pipeline. Modeled from another NASA STEM activity, students will participate in a […]
College students from Texas and Massachusetts were named senior and underclassmen grand champions, respectively, in the Minority University Research and Education Project’s (MUREP) 2023 NASA MINDS competition. Retired NASA astronaut Winston Scott presented at the virtual awards ceremony for NASA MINDS, which stands for MUREP Innovative New Designs for Space. Taking home the senior title was the University […]
The 2023 GEM Annual Board Meeting and Conference will be held September 14-16, 2023, in Philadelphia, PA. The GEM Annual Conference provides a wealth of resources for everyone – networking opportunities, career options, and coaching, information on innovations and advancements in STEM, and the many benefits of being a part of the GEM Family. The […]
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 Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement professional development workshop. During the workshop, scientists and educators are paired together and supported in bi-directional conversations around diversity and inclusion in engaging Black and Latinx audiences in planetary […]
The National Association of Black Geoscientists 42nd Annual Technical Conference will take place September 27-30, 2023, in Washington, DC. Conference registration will be open soon. For more information about the conference, visit  
The National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference is the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country. SACNAS’ premier conference is a gathering that serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the event, college-level to professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge […]
The 13th Annual oSTEM Conference will take place in Anaheim, California, from November 9-12 with 1,000+ LGBTQ+ students, professionals, and recruiters in STEM fields from across the country and around the globe. This space is designed for attendees to share their professional and personal experiences and learn from one another in an authentic and vulnerable […]