What SaSa Offers

NASA SaSaMSI provides academic and direct research engagement in student airborne field campaigns to undergraduate minority students as part of the NASA Science Mission Directorate Science Activation Program.

What the program offers:

8-week program at 6 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and 3 NASA centers

  • Coppin State University
  • Hampton University
  • Howard University
  • Morgan State University
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • NASA Wallops Flight Facility
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, Eastern Shore


Receive a competitive stipend,  travel and housing expenses covered


Student airborne field campaign covering many aspects from planning of to achieve objectives, flying on NASA aircraft, and conducting measurements at ground validation sites

  • Gain hands-on research experience with the guidance of faculty and NASA research mentors

  • Fly onboard NASA research aircraft

  • Gain practical training in scientific research, data collection, and experimentation


Opportunity to present at national Geoscience conferences


Access to ongoing professional development activities, workshops, mentoring, and the SaSa community network