Texas Southern University and NASA Johnson Space Center signed a Space Act Agreement that will expand opportunities for education, workforce development, and research. Under the agreement, TSU and NASA will work collaboratively to facilitate joint research, technology transfer, technology development, and educational and outreach initiatives.
A 2-day contracting bootcamp hosted recently by the National Institutes of Health Path to Excellence and Innovation (PEI) Initiative drew 252 attendees representing small businesses, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and 27 NIH institutes and centers. Acting principal deputy director Dr. Tara Schwetz, who shared the program’s history.
NASA will hold an HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour hybrid event at Texas Southern University in Houston. on Sept. 14-15. As part of this Road Tour, MSI students are invited to attend hybrid or virtual internship information/workshop sessions with an opportunity to network with NASA managers.
Federal agencies are increasingly looking to partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions—a move that could boost equity across contracting, acquisitions and the tech workforce. But success lies in implementation.
The General Services Administration is offering contract assistance and training to Historically Black Colleges and Universities to increase representation in the federal marketplace. In a recent roundtable, GSA gathered with leaders and experts from HBCUs with active Multiple Award Schedule contracts.
Maintaining technological superiority for the nation is a top goal for the Defense Department, and ensuring that happens means DOD must seek out diverse input from a variety of sources, including researchers at historically Black colleges and universities