CSUMB / NASA Ames Cooperative Agreement

Department of Applied Environmental Science

CSUMB Educational Program

The CSUMB Educational Program is one of the 6 tasks of the Ames Cooperative for Research in Earth Science and Technology (ARC-CREST) agreement, along with Agriculture, Health, and Marine Applied Science; NASA-HQ Support; Terrestrial Ecosystem and Carbon Simulation Modeling; Disaster Management; and Ecological Forecasting / NASA Earth Exchange (NEX). In the CSUMB Educational Program task, the team applies their educational, scientific, and technological expertise to train the next generation of Earth System scientists and to reach out to the public about the project.

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CSUMB Principal Investigator: Susan Alexander

CSUMB Senior Research Scientist: Kenneth Weinstock

NASA Civil Servant Collaborator: James Brass

Primary Objectives

  • Offer programs and career development opportunities within the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) fields that specifically foster the identification, recruitment, and success of Hispanic,and other under-represented and low-income students;
  • Provide hands-on training for undergraduate and graduate students in Earth Science research activities including participation in field campaigns, internships, apprenticeships, and other research experiences;
  • Lead educational activities aimed at K-12 students, college and graduate students, and the general public utilizing NASA-developed technologies and results; and
  • Communicate results of our scientific activities through community outreach events, conferences, publications, and other venues.