Research and Funding Opportunity

MUREP: Minority University Research and Education Project

Data Science Equity, Access and Priority (DEAP) Institute for Research and Education

Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) received $1.5 million award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through the NASA’s MUREP program to develop and establish a multi-university Institute of DEAP (Data Science Equity, Access and Priority. The NASA MUREP DEAP Institute is a three-university consortium, led by B-CU and partner with Alabama A&M University (AAMU) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).

The DEAP Institute supports NASA’s Data Science-focused research to conduct Data Science research and capacity building initiatives at the partnering universities. The DEAP Institute’s three universities collaborate to provide selected scholars with tailored learning, research, and internship experiences and other innovative resources for students to be trained in Data Science.

The NASA Partnership provides and increases opportunities of (1) conducting collaborative research with other HBCUs and other universities; (2) using NASA data and products in research; (3) collaboration with NASA scientists; (4) student internships at NASA Centers; (5) providing continuous and peer learning experiences; and (6) collaborative publications and further joint grant applications.

Student Research Opportunity

We are recruiting US-citizen, Science/Math/Engineering-majoring full-time BCU students for the following Scholars’ opportunity: research with faculty team, tuition, stipends, paid-internship at a NASA center, travel to present at conferences, financial support for on-line Data Science certificate course, and opportunities for peer-mentoring other universities’ scholars.