NASA Announces 2014 Tribal College and University Awards

NASA, March 25, 2014

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has awarded approximately $2 million in new cooperative agreements to three tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).

These new agreements provide opportunities for TCU students, faculty and staff to engage in NASA-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities.

The awards, made through the NASA Tribal College and University Experiential Learning Opportunity (TCU-ELO) program, has a three-year performance period and range in value from $512,700 to $783,000. The agreements will assist these tribal colleges and their partners in the creation of experiential learning opportunities for students.

The selected institutions for 2014 are:

— Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kan.
— Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, N.M.
— Chief Dull Knife College, Lame Deer, Mont.

The winning proposals offer innovative methods, approaches and concepts to make appropriate use of current NASA-unique engineering and scientific resources. There also is a strong emphasis on engaging students and educators at the elementary, secondary and undergraduate levels.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., manages and administers TCU-ELO activity. TCU-ELO supports NASA’s goal of engaging tribal community in the critical STEM disciplines and focuses on inspiring the next generation of explorers.

For a list of selected organizations and project descriptions, click on “Selected Proposals” and see the entry for “2013-2014 NASA Tribal College and University Experiential Learning Opportunity (TCU-ELO)” at:

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  • Puggg

    When did NASA get out of the space exploration business and start blubbering on about tribes?

    • me

      When the libtards started thinking that they control time, space, and dimension….and fools go along with it.

    • Tarczan

      At least about 15 years ago, it began with Clinton. Talk to someone white who works at NASA. It’s just a minority hiring program now.

    • Jesse James

      Does anybody have any experience in the nuclear energy business? I sure hope that isn’t becoming a diversity hiring fiasco too. What happened to the idea that some things are too important to trust to inferiors?

    • It is quite nice that in an era of shrinking budgets for genuine space missions, NASA feels it has the money to spend on this nonsense.

  • LovelyNordicHeidi

    NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has awarded approximately $2 million in new cooperative agreements to three tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).
    When will anti-Whites ever learn? They should spend that approximately $2 million on poor White South Africans and other poor Whites around the world rather than waste it on non-Whites.

  • Pro_Whitey

    Chief Dull Knife, clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and yet he gets the college named after him.

    • Sounds like satire, don’t it?

    • Oil Can Harry

      The Indians gave the heroic Andrew Jackson the nickname “Sharp Knife”.

      Needless to say he was more effective than Dull Knife.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Indians in space huh? Welllllll… Oh, to heck with it! It’s worth today’s violation notice:

    • Alexandra1973

      Dammit Jim! I’m a cowboy, not an Indian!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    NASA’s glory days are behind it. It has been infiltrated by the left, trashed and is now run by a bunch of bureaucratic hacks whose main goal is muslim outreach.

    “When I became the NASA Administrator…perhaps foremost, Obama wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”

    Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator

    Walter Cunningham is a fighter pilot and a physicist and was the Lunar Module pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. In a 263 hour mission in October 1968 the three astronauts covered four and a half million miles.

    Over forty years later, he describes how the public trust built by the astronauts and technical specialists who put man on the moon has been abused by opportunists. NASA and science has changed.

    March 5, 2014:

    “The FBI and NASA are investigating a University of Florida professor and his wife for allegedly defrauding NASA out of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars for their own personal use.

    Iranian-born Samim Anghaie, 59 and his wife Sousan Anghaie, persuaded NASA to award her company ‘several fully funded contracts,’ including nearly $600,000 to develop and study a uranium-related technology, but, according to an affidavit unsealed today in federal court, the couple allegedly used most of that money to buy personal luxuries.”

    August 1, 2013:

    “For Ved Chirayath, an aeronautics and astronautics graduate student and amateur fashion photographer, a photo project that involved NASA researchers dressed as Vikings was just a creative way to promote space science.

    Earlier this month, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Republican, wrote to NASA chief Charles Bolden, asking him to investigate whether Chirayath’s photos involved the possible misuse of ARC funds and staff time.”

    May 10, 2013:

    NASA Researcher Arrested On China-Bound Plane

    WASHINGTON: “The Justice Department has filed charges in a case that raises more questions than answers. The central figure is Bo Jiang, a researcher at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.”

    What on earth has happened to the White-created institute that put men on the moon using slide rulers?

    • Rhialto

      Computers were a vital part of the NASA lunar program, both terrestrial and in space. I know; I was there, and programmed a few of them.

      Your right about NASA being Obama-converted into a Diversity hatchery, but JPL is doing exciting research with robotic exploration. JPL’s successes receive little attention from America’s newsers, but a JPL Mars’ rover is still functioning well after 10 years of mars exploration. The latest rover, Curiosity, a beast weighing over 1000 lbs., is in her second year. Check out their web site for JPL’s many other successful projects.

      Hopefully JPL will be allowed to continue their great work.

      • Designed for three months, it’s still going after ten years.

        I wish JPL would design cars.

        • Le Fox

          I’m still chucking at ‘Jade Rabbit’. A piece of junk when tech 50 years earlier did it better.

          Oh, and that reminds me: a classmate I knew at school, an Afghani, had on his Facebook page a reference to the Muslim landing on the moon. It was hailed as an accomplishment despite the fact that even the Soviets beat them 50 years before. It’s almost treated in the same way that women because super special astronauts.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    The US will never again be able to put a man in the moon and beyond. Space colonization has now become a ridiculous pipe dream. This is all because of the mass 3rd world immigration, affirmative action and multicultural policies that threaten to turn the US into a dysfunctional 3rd world society, one perpetually at war with itself. In fact, we might as well as forget about NASA, which is now an Affirmative Action swamp, where race – and not ability – is the only thing that matters.

    Put it this way: What kind of space program does Brazil have? That is America’s future.

    • dd121

      If they ever tried, they’d make half the engineers AA hires. The rocket wouldn’t clear the tower.

    • Jesse James

      We almost got out of the bucket before the other crabs pulled us back down into the mud.

    • Hey, Nigeria has a space program.

      • Alexandra1973

        What do they use, a giant slingshot?

  • dd121

    I’m part Injun. Send me some money.

  • I recall fondly the white guys with crew cuts and horn rim glasses who put a man on the moon. Nice looking guys they were, who went home to their wives and children after work every day and never had to worry about any of this junk. Oh, for the good old days.

    And because Republicans allow this junk to happen, why should any white person with common sense support the Republicans?

    • NM156

      That’s chain-smoking white guys with crew cuts…xD

    • Hallie Eva [formerly IDNM]

      LINAC12: Proceedings of the 26th International Linear Accelerator Conference. Find the bantus.
      I thought there was a safari into Africa in search of a Sub-Saharan physicist??

  • Jesse James

    I just about can’t stand it. The people at NASA used to be heroes of our civilization. When I was a kid I used to really look up to them. We used to go watch rocket launches at the Cape, my paternal grandfather worked for a government contractor tracking ballistic missiles and predicting flight paths. I remember how excited I was over Skylab and how I read everything I could my hands on about it. Now it is just sick what has become of NASA. It is like a beloved steed that is on the verge of death, it would be more dignified just to shoot this old horse and put it down before the progressives can humiliate the agency anymore.

  • MekongDelta69

    We were just talking about this garbage today (referring to how we had to pay the Russians $71 million so one of OUR astronauts could hitch a ride on one of THEIR rockets).

    Just like the Military article above, NASA’s gone down the same tubes, especially since the black head of NASA said “diversity and inclusion” are NASA’s most important missions.
    They’ve gone from NASA to NASA-L Drip.

    This is the ONLY thing which NoBama EVER said that was true:
    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
    (October 30, 2008)

    • Jesse James

      Sounds like they have the same prime directive as the military – “diversity and inclusion”. There is no fire too hot for these traitorous bastards who call themselves our national leadership.

  • IstvanIN

    NASA funding should only be used for space exploration and nothing else. In fact all government agencies should only be allowed to spend money on projects that directly relate to their public function. If any scholarships or educational grants are to be given out they should only be given out by the Dept. of Education. Period. No wonder the entire country is bankrupt.

    • In theory, the House of Representatives controls the purse-strings, but the Republitards in charge there won’t do their job.

  • Guest

    The first man to land on Mars is going to be a Native American.

    • If blacks are running Mission Control, the poor fellow will end up landing on the sun, instead. Don’t worry, though! They’ll be sending him at night.

  • Oil Can Harry

    A landing on Mars?

    With these affirmative action types at NASA the closest we’ll get to that is eating a Mars Bar.

    Or watching Mick Mars at a Motley Crue concert.

  • NM156

    Are tribal colleges exempt from state/federal regulations and benefits such as student aid and academic grants? If not, why don’t Indians just go to State U., where they can make the most of their talents? These students will not be using NASA skills (whatever the heck that is) in their post-graduation positions in tribal government and res management, which is where the great majority will be employed.

  • Garrett Brown

    NASA? What dat be?

    • Hallie Eva [formerly IDNM]

      NASA is an acronym for Not About Space Anymore.
      Suggest you go to their site and look at all the vibrant hirees. NASA is so proud of its multicult success that it posts their mugs on the the home website.
      They have added lots of “make work” jobs for the low IQs among us.

      • Alexandra1973

        More like Never A Straight Answer.

        • Le Fox

          They have computer models that predict climate. Remember James Hansen? He was one of those men that spat all over NASA’s reputation. NASA’s ‘science’ is done by computer models.

  • MikeofAges

    Just a thought for the day: It might be easier to get behind the idea if everything that went to non-whites wasn’t paid for by a take away from whitey. The reason why we react viscerally to minority outreach is because we know that to them, the leadership and its allies anyway, a gain is not enough. It isn’t real if we don’t lose, too.

  • Paleo

    Flog me with a wet noodle… but I am so sick and tired of one government agency after another dispensing taxpayer money to win political points with the junta in Washington. It is redistribution of the wealth at its worst.