Seven WCC Institutions Awarded NASA Funding to Address the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

Posted By Anastasia Baran - 06/13/2023

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) will award more than $5 million in funding to 7 Women's Colleges and Universities to research and advance solutions to close the gender gap for women in STEM.

The selected institutions and their proposed projects are:

  • Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia

    • Alumnae Network & Career Resources Program – STEM Support Anchored at Agnes Scott College

  • Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • Alverno College "Launching the Future”: An Intersectional Approach to Boosting Recruitment and Retention of Women in STEM Undergraduate Education

  • Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania

    • TOWERS – Tackling Obstacles for Women’s Engagement & Retention in STEM at Cedar Crest College

  • College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska

    • Project BLOOM for Women in STEM – Bolstering Learning, Opportunities, Outreach, and Mindfulness

  • Salem Academy and College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    • Soar With Salem: A Comprehensive Program to Inspire Women and Girls to Become the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

  • Simmons University, Boston, Massachusetts

    • DREAM-WSTEM (Dynamic Research Education Academy for Mentoring Women in STEM)

  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

    • Developing a Pathway to MaRS (Math Resilient Students) in STEM: A Cascading Mentorship Model

This funding opportunity is a direct result of the White House Executive Order 14035 “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce.”

To read the full press release from NASA, click here.