Cal State Los Angeles announced Monday it has received a $5 million NASA grant for research and education projects aimed at encouraging careers in science and engineering.
The five-year grant will fund the establishment of a Data Intensive Research and Education Center to create academic and research opportunities for students in under-served communities, according to the university.
“We are looking forward to working with NASA to create a center where research and scholarship can flourish for the benefit of our students, our region and our nation,” Cal State Los Angeles President William A. Covino said. “By diversifying the ranks of students who graduate in STEM fields, we help create richer research environments.”
The center will be housed in the university’s Department of Geosciences and Environment. It is expected to focus on research and training in the areas of hydrology and climate change, computational physics and cloud computing.
— City News Service