NASA awards grant to four University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Science professors
Four professors from the University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Science and Computer Engineering were recently awarded an $86,185 grant from NASA for their proposal "Collaboration of Graduate and High School Students for International Space Station Hardware Development Projects."
The purpose of the project is to teach students project management skills to enhance teamwork and leadership while also strengthening the link between the International Space Station and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
The professors involved in the project include principal investigator Mary Randolph-Gips, assistant professor of computer systems engineering; and co-principal investigators Ipek Bozkurt, assistant professor of engineering management; James Helm, associate professor of software engineering; and Ki-Young Jeong, assistant professor and program chair of engineering management.
The proposal project will provide engineering project management support to high schools working with NASA for the creation of hardware. Mentorships will also be developed among graduate students, researchers, high school students and NASA.
Graduate and high school students will learn the principals and practices of project management and systems engineering. Graduate students will be given mentors who work in the field so that they can mentor high school students in building, developing and testing.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake is located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
For more information about UH-Clear Lake's School of Science and Computer Engineering, visit www.uhcl.edu/sce.
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