NASA Data Intensive Research and Education Center for STEM

  • JPL Group Photo
    New 2017-2018 Research Cohort in front of the Curiosity Rover at JPL
  • Pre-Trainee Group
    2017-2018 Pre-Trainee Cohort
  • Eshraghi Research Group
    Dr. Eshraghi's 2017-2018 Research Group
  • Guo Research Group
    Dr. Guo's 2017-2018 Research Group
  • Li Research Group
    Dr. Li's 2017-2018 Research Group
  • Liu Research Group
    Dr. Liu's 2017-2018 Research Group
  • Lopez Research Group
    Dr. Lopez's 2017-2018 Research Group
  • Terebey Research Group
    Dr. Terebey's 2017-2018 Research Group
  • Ye Research Group
    Dr. Ye's 2017-2018 Research Group
  • JPL Visit October 2017
    Research Students gathered at JPL Space Museum, October 2017
  • Ye MUREP
    Meeting at Goddard Space Center, Spring 2017
  • Li Symposium
    Dr. Li at the 2015 DIRECT-STEM Annual Symposium
  • Beebee photo
    The UCI Workshop, Sept 2015
  • Grant Robinson speaking at the CSULA Research Symposium, Feb. 2017
    Grant Robinson speaking at the 25th Annual Cal State L.A. Symposium
  • Pre-Trainee Workshop
    2017 Pre-Trainee Workshop
  • Barry Martinez Poster Presentation, Feb. 2017
    Barry Martinez at the 25th Annual Cal State L.A. Symposium
  • Dr. Jingjing Li and Brady Ross, CSULA Symposium 2017
    Dr. Jingjing Li and Brady Ross, 25th Annual Cal State L.A. Symposium
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    Beatriz presents at the 15-16 Research Symposium
  • Lizxandra and Arianna
    Lizxandra and Arianna at a workshop, Oct 2015
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    Dr. Ye and the External Advisory Board, Spring 2016
  • stem faculty
    Faculty members from Cal State LA and UCI
  • faculty photo
    Research faculty working on the DIRECT-STEM proposal, Dec 2014
  • Lopez and Guo
    Dr. Lopez and Dr. Guo

2017 CSULA Nasa Direct Stem

The NASA DIRECT-STEM Program has an overarching goal of recruiting highly competitive, historically under-represented students, giving them direct NASA research experience in scientific computing and data analysis, and inspiring them to become future leaders in STEM-related professions.

What is our mission?

  • To develop a sustainable NASA Data Intensive Research and Education Center in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (DIRECT-STEM) at California State University, Los Angeles.
  • To recruit highly competitive, historically under-represented students, giving them direct NASA research experience in scientific computing and data analysis
  • To inspire our students to become future leaders in STEM-related professions
  • To encourage the exchange of intellectual and human resources pertaining to NASA-related research; expanding research and educational capacity and infrastructure in STEM areas
  • To increase collaborative research projects among Cal State LA, JPL, and UCI
  • To promote STEM literacy to communities in the greater Los Angeles Basin.

What do we do?

  1. Conduct collaborative research and training with the University of California, Irvine and Jet Propulsion Laboratory in areas of hydrology and climate change, computational physics, & cloud computing directly contributing to NASA’s mission goals
  2. Build a sound structure of student recruiting, mentoring, and training
  3. Create a student-centered learning community through pre-trainee workshops for freshman and community college students, computational skill development workshops and research experience for senior and graduate student​s                            
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