Both the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Project and the NASA EPSCoR Program are funded through the NASA Office of STEM Engagement.
NASA STEM Engagement delivers tools for young Americans and educators
to learn and succeed. The goals are:
- Create unique opportunities for students and the public to contribute
to NASA’s work in exploration and discovery.
- Build a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging students in
authentic learning experiences with NASA people, content, and facilities.
- Strengthen public understanding by enabling powerful
connections to NASA’s mission and work.
To achieve these goals, NASA STEM Engagement strives to increase K-12 involvement in NASA projects, enhance higher education, support underrepresented communities, strengthen online education, and boost NASA's contribution to informal education. The intended outcome is a generation prepared to code, calculate, design, and discover its way to a new era of American innovation.