NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) will be holding a community workshop in October with the goal of co-creating the NASA SMD Bridge Program. Go to:

The NASA SMD Bridge Program is a new initiative to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within the NASA workforce and within the U.S. science and engineering communities. The program aims to increase engagement and partnering between NASA centers and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), and PhD-granting Universities, with a focus on paid research and engineering student positions at participating institutions to transition science and engineering students from undergraduate studies into graduate schools and employment by NASA.

This Workshop will be fully virtual and is scheduled to take place from October 17-22, 2022. Any and all members of the STEM or STEM education communities are welcome to attend. Interested parties may submit an indication of interest (through July 25, 2022) to attend the workshop and get more information at: