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Join Us for this Special Event - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 3:30 pm PDT, 6:30 pm EST
Comcast NBC Universal's Black Employee & Veteran Networks are hosting a panel discussion for "The Sky's the Limit" - how history influences our present and our future.
To prepare for the event, consider watching the History Channel documentary "Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage." If you don't have access to Xfinity or the History Channel you can watch the documentary here.
Registration for the panel discussion is encouraged:
Speakers will include BPA's own Sam Williamson, Vice-President of the Dr. Albert E. Forsythe Chapter, and Dwight Palmer, member of the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Clue and Airway Science for Kids.
University Student Research Challenge (USRC)
University Student Research Challenge (solicitation NNH20ZEA001N-USRC) seeks to challenge students to propose new aeronautics ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics. USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and it includes the challenge of raising a modest amount of cost-share funds through a crowdfunding platform. The process of creating and preparing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator - requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and taking action. Crowdfunding also raises awareness about students’ research among the public.
The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling the advancement of aeronautics-related technologies.
Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation. Three-page proposals for the next USRC cycle are due June 24, 2021.