CSU Attends the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project

CSU Attends the NASA Minority University Research and Education ProjectChanel Clanton, a biology student and CSU professor Karel Jacobs attended the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Minority Educator Institute held in August at the Glenn Research Center in Ohio.

The NASA Minority University Research & Education Project utilizes NASA resources and engaging classroom activities that help educators develop practices to enhance STEM instruction for their future students.  During this 5-day institute, faculty and students gained knowledge on the design process and how it provides new cutting edge technology, learned how the NASA scientists tested rocket and jet engines , how many prototypes were developed for the tires used by lunar modules and studied the water quality by using lessons to help verify  NASA data. “It is most exciting that we as an institution are now part of a growing network of minority serving institutions across the country and this experience was a very exciting and worthwhile time," said Karel Jacobs, associate Professor of Biological Sciences.   As the institute came to an end students and faculty from New York, Texas, Ohio, and Illinois came away with stronger engineering and design skills and a network of colleagues.