The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced a two-year $420,000 grant to Delgado Community College. The grant comes through the NASA Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) under its Innovations in Space Technology Curriculum (MISTC) initiative.
The grant will assist Delgado in preparing students for future employment at NASA, with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing in space applications. The award enables eligible Delgado students to receive up to $5,000 in direct scholarships to take three newly created classes over three semesters beginning in spring 2020.
The new classes are offered within the Computer Aided Design and Drafting Department at the Delgado Sidney Collier Site, which is located in New Orleans City Council District E—also the location of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East.