NASA URC Student Leadership Series (SLS)

Astronaut Leland Melvin
November 1, 2011

The NASA URC Student Leadership Series (SLS) launched on November 1, 2010.  This event was held at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida in conjunction with the NASA STS-133 Shuttle Launch.  The SLS is designed to train and prepare students for entry into the professional STEM community and to expand research opportunities within their sphere of influence.  The SLS will officially begin in Spring 2011 with more details forthcoming.

The NASA URC Student Leadership Series was a wonderful experience for Howard University BCCSO students and included professional workshops, NASA tours and interviews. Lots of marvelous essays were created during this particular period, including the ones not requested by the curricular.

This unique opportunity was for a maximum of three NASA URC scholars from each awarded University. Scholars had to be in good academic standing and demonstrate sound character and judgment.  Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Howard University NASA URC was asked to select one of the three scholars attending to conduct a personal video interview and Monique Calhoun represented Howard University.  Monique spoke about her “NASA Research Experience”, the “Impact of the NASA URC at the Howard University Beltsville Research Campus” and “Current Activities at their NASA URC.”

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