3 August 2022

NASA SMD Bridge Program Workshop

Nicolle Zellner Albion College/NASA HQ

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Bridge Program
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) will be holding a community workshop in October with the goal of co-creating the NASA SMD Bridge Program. The NASA SMD Bridge Program is a new initiative to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within the NASA workforce and within the US science and engineering communities. The program aims to increase engagement and partnering between NASA centers and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), and PhD-granting Universities, with a focus on paid research and engineering student positions at participating institutions to transition science and engineering students from undergraduate studies into graduate schools and employment by NASA. 

The NASA SMD Bridge Program Workshop will be fully virtual and is scheduled to take place from 17-22 October 2022. Any and all members of the STEM or STEM education communities are welcome to attend. Interested parties may register to attend the workshop. See the workshop website and FAQ for more information.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Padi Boyd with any additional questions, and feel free to distribute this announcement to members of your communities.