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Processes and Procedures of the Higher Education Programs at Marshall Space Flight Center
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Heard, Pamala D.(Langston Univ., Dept. of Mathematics, Langston, OK United States)
Abstract: The purpose of my research was to investigate the policies, processes, procedures and timelines for the higher education programs at Marshall Space Flight Center. The three higher education programs that comprised this research included: the Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP), the National Research Council/Resident Research Associateships Program (NRC/RRA) and the Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP). The GSRP award fellowships each year to promising U.S. graduate students whose research interest coincides with NASA's mission. Fellowships are awarded for one year and are renewable for up to three years to competitively selected students. Each year, the award provides students the opportunity to spend a period in residence at a NASA center using that installation's unique facilities. This program is renewable for three years, students must reapply. The National Research Council conducts the Resident Research Associateships Program (NRC/RRA), a national competition to identify outstanding recent postdoctoral scientists and engineers and experience senior scientists and engineers, for tenure as guest researchers at NASA centers. The Resident Research Associateship Program provides an opportunity for recipients of doctoral degrees to concentrate their research in association with NASA personnel, often as a culmination to formal career preparation. The program also affords established scientists and engineers an opportunity for research without any interruptions and distracting assignments generated from permanent career positions. All opportunities for research at NASA Centers are open to citizens of the U.S. and to legal permanent residents. The Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) is conducted each summer. NASA awards research fellowships to university faculty through the NASA/American Society for Engineering Education. The program is designed to promote an exchange of ideas between university faculties, NASA scientists and engineers. Selected participants in fields of science, engineering, math, and other disciplines spend approximately 10 weeks working with their professional peers on research projects at NASA facilities. Workshops and seminars further enrich the experience. This program is only for U.S. citizens.
Publication Date: Jul 01, 2002
Document ID:
(Acquired Sep 13, 2002)
Document Type: Technical Report
Publication Information: Research Reports: 2001 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program; XXII-1 - XXII-5; (NASA/CR-2002-211840); (SEE 20020068792)
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL United States
Organization Source: Langston Univ.; Dept. of Mathematics; Langston, OK United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
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