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?
- 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
- Build a sound structure of student recruiting, mentoring, and training
- 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 students
XSEDE's successful advanced computing training partnership with Cal State Los Angeles NASA DIRECT-STEM Program
Read XSEDE's Newsletter Spotlight:
Congratulations to our 2019 CSULA Annual Research Symposium winners!
Joseph Iorio – 1st overall oral presentation, recipient of Phi Kappa Phi travel award,
and outstanding presentation in Engineering and Computer Sciences
Nia Huggins, Keven Mai (Pre-Trainee), and Cindy Garcia
Nia Huggins – outstanding presentation in Physical and Mathematical Science group
Cindy Garcia, Kevin Mai (pre-trainee) – outstanding presentation in Biological Sciences group
Ilnam Jeong (pre-trainee) – outstanding presentation in Physical and Mathematical Science group