The University of the Virgin Islands is one of the 10 minority serving universities for cooperative agreement awards with NASA under the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP).
The objective of the NASA-MIRO program is to "promote STEM literacy and enhance and sustain the capability of institutions to perform NASA-related research and education. The goals of the program are to expand the nation's base for aerospace research and development, increase participation by faculty and students at minority serving institutions, and increase the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees in NASA-related fields awarded to students from minority serving institutions."
Students that are seeking support from the NASA-MIRO grant must be interested in a career in science, mathematics, engineering or technology (STEM). Several opportunities are available encompassing, but not limited to, research in Astrophysics, Solar Physics, and Climate Change.
Student must have a UVI GPA of 3.0 or above. Student must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and be a full time student at UVI majoring in mathematics, applied math, chemistry, biology, marine biology, physics, or computer science.
To apply, students should go to http://ecs.uvi.edu and complete the ECS online application. Deadline is February 28th each year.