NASA Data Intensive Research and Education Center for STEM

  • CSULA NASA DIRECT-STEM
  • JPL Group Photo
    2017-2018 Research Cohort in front of the Curiosity Rover at JPL
  • Dr. Ye speaking at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Dr. Ye speaking at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Terrence Pagano presenting his research at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Terrence Pagano presenting his research at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Joseph Iorio presenting his research at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Joseph Iorio presenting his research at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Isaac Cano presenting his research at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Isaac Cano presenting his research at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • From left: Dr. Ted Crovello, Dr. Hengchun Ye, Marianne Abalos, Dean Pamela Scott-Johnson, Dr. Meridith Lee, and Sumit Tandon
    From left: Dr. Ted Crovello, Dr. Hengchun Ye, Marianne Abalos, Dean Pamela Scott-Johnson, Dr. Meridith Lee, and Sumit Tandon
  • Edgar Chavez explaining his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Edgar Chavez explaining his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Carey Weisberg explaining her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Carey Weisberg explaining her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Christian Pelayo and Jocelyn Luna explain their research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Christian Pelayo and Jocelyn Luna explain their research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Dr. Jingjing Li and Tatiana Lopez at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Dr. Jingjing Li and Tatiana Lopez at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Mariam Ayad explaining her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Mariam Ayad explaining her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Antonio Magana explaining his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Antonio Magana explaining his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Sara Johnson explaining her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Sara Johnson explaining her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Students explaining their research posters at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Students explaining their research posters at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Students explaining their research posters at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Students explaining their research posters at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Vesta Afzali Gorooh explaining her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Vesta Afzali Gorooh explaining her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Brandon Hilliard with his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Brandon Hilliard with his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Jessica Kromer with her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Jessica Kromer with her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Luyi Ren with her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Luyi Ren with her research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Pranil Dahal with his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Pranil Dahal with his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • Joseph Iorio with his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
    Joseph Iorio with his research poster at the 4th Annual NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium
  • From left: Mariam Ayad, Sara Johnson, Jessica Kromer, Chelsy Salas and Angelica Enriquez
    From left: Mariam Ayad, Sara Johnson, Jessica Kromer, Chelsy Salas and Angelica Enriquez
  •  More than 70 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the XSEDE/DIRECT-STEM training workshops at Cal State LA.
    More than 70 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the XSEDE/DIRECT-STEM training workshops at Cal State LA.
  • Dr. Liu's 2018-2019 Research Group
    Dr. Liu's 2018-2019 Research Group
  • Dr. Ye's 2018-2019 Research Group
    Dr. Ye's 2018-2019 Research Group
  • Dr. Shen's 2018-2019 Research Group
    Dr. Shen's 2018-2019 Research Group
  • Dr. Guo's 2018-2019 Research Group
    Dr. Guo's 2018-2019 Research Group
  • Dr. Li's 2018-2019 Research Group
    Dr. Li's 2018-2019 Research Group
  • Dr. Nerenberg's 2018-2019 Research Group
    Dr. Nerenberg's 2018-2019 Research Group
  • Dr. Lopez's 2018-2019 Research Group
    Dr. Lopez's 2018-2019 Research Group
  • Dr. Terebey's 2018-2019 Research Group
    Dr. Terebey's 2018-2019 Research Group
  • Pre-Trainee Group
    2017-2018 Pre-Trainee Cohort
  • Symposium March 3rd
    Beatriz Aguilar explaining her poster to Dr. Li
  • Angie Enriquez
    Angelica Enriquez's poster for CSULA University Symposium, 3/2/18
  • Tracey Ng
    Tracey Ng presenting her poster at the CSULA University Symposium, 3/2/18
  • 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
  • beatriz2
    Beatriz presents at the 15-16 Research Symposium
  • Lizxandra and Arianna
    Lizxandra and Arianna at a workshop, Oct 2015
  • edit2
    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

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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NASA DIRECT-STEM at Cal State Los Angeles 2018

 

2017 CSULA Nasa Direct Stem

 

XSEDE's successful advanced computing training partnership with Cal State Los Angeles NASA DIRECT-STEM Program

XSEDE Program

Read XSEDE's Newsletter Spotlight:

https://www.xsede.org/-/turning-algorithms-into-applicable-skills

 

 

Congratulations to our 2019 CSULA Annual Research Symposium winners!

2019 Symposium Winners

Joseph Iorio – 1st overall oral presentation, recipient of Phi Kappa Phi travel award,

and outstanding presentation in Engineering and Computer Sciences 

2019 Symposium Winners

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 

 

Robin Sehler

Ilnam Jeong (pre-trainee) – outstanding presentation in Physical and Mathematical Science group