LaSPACE Events

LaSPACE Deadlines:

    GSRA: 05/29/2019
    HIS: 05/29/2019
    Internship: CLOSED
    LaACES: 06/19/2019
    LURA: 05/29/2019
    Outreach: OPEN
    REA: 04/24/2019
    RockOn: CLOSED
    Senior Design: 06/19/2019

LaSPACE Programs:

LaSPACE HBCU Institutional Scholars (HIS) program

The LaSPACE HBCU Institutional Scholars (HIS) program is directed at HBCU LaSPACE affiliates to provide support for an institutional program for mentoring undergraduate STEM students who are members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering professions, and engaging them in space/aerospace science and technology research or experiential experiences. The intent of the HIS program is for the institution to develop and maintain a coordinated program to attract, engage, and retain HBCU students in STEM fields providing training not normally obtained in the classroom such as technical presentation skills, mentoring to guide the student through their academic program, providing experiences relevant to aerospace / space sciences, and exposing the students to alternate NASA related careers.

  • A HIS project is intended to support NASA's goal to improve diversity in the future NASA workforce specifically by recruiting, engaging, and retaining traditionally underrepresented participants in NASA related STEM career fields.
  • The project should expose students to aerospace activities to attract them to NASA related STEM fields, engage their curiosity by involving them in space related research projects, assist the students to develop skills not normally available in a classroom but which are applicable to a long term STEM career, and provide mentoring to help guide the student. Successful proposals will likely include a clear plan on how the project will be organized, managed, and implemented. One possible implementation would include a team of faculty under the leadership of the project PI to engage / mentor the students.
  • Only Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) affiliates of LaSPACE are eligible for a HIS award and only one HIS award will be provided per institution. Eligible institutions currently include Dillard University, Grambling State University, Southern University – Baton Rouge, Southern University – New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana. The HIS proposal PI will be the LaSPACE affiliate institutional representative or will be endorsed by the LaSPACE affiliate institutional representative with a letter of support included in the proposal.

Click here to see the latest HIS Guidelines.