The N.A.S.A. Project has once again requested the assistance of Cleveland State University's (CSU) Career Services Center (CSC) to partner with and host this summer's event. The students who are 7th, 8th and 9th graders will be on campus from June 16, 2008 through July 24, 2008. This year we are expecting 62 students at Cleveland State University (CSU) and it will be hosted in the College of Urban Affairs.
The N.A.S.A. Project is a 6-week summer Program which is geared towards attracting, inspiring and exciting underrepresented students in the Cleveland Municipal and Lorain County School districts about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
N.A.S.A. Project program description of activities include classroom instruction, facilitated projects applying mathematics and scientific concepts, which includes innovative proficiency test strategies, computer classes and a variety of enrichment activities such as field trips and tours to the NASA Glenn Research Center and science museums, under the careful supervision of N.A.S.A. Project staff. A unique component of this program is the Saturday parent-student workshops , designed to help the student and parent learn more about preparing for state proficiency tests, financial literacy, and discovering new methods to control and create an environment supportive to his/her child's development.
As a result of the Career Services Center (CSC) and partnership with the N.A.S.A. Project last summer the center provided career awareness through the use of our computerized Choices Planner Career Awareness Assessment tool to 68 middle school students who attended Cleveland State University (CSU) and Lorain sites. Hopefully, the N.A.S.A. Project will pave the way for these students to select careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs at Cleveland State University and to become future Co-op/Internship Program students.