NASA MUREP Precollege Summer Institute of Earth Science and Geospatial Science

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The NASA Precollege Sumer Institute at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is funded by NASA's Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Engagement (OSTEM) Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) to prepare high school students, especially under-represented/underserved students, for their success in college STEM degree programs leading to STEM careers through their engagement and interaction with NASA's Earth Science.

During the funding period, the Institute will conduct annual two-week residential summer camps for highschool students, especially underrepresented/underserved students, focusing on cutting-edge geospatial science & technologies for examining climate change. It is a highly collaborative project with more than 15 STEM partners including NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA / North Carolina Space Grant, North Carolina State University, State Climate Office of North Carolina, NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics, Penn State University, Huck Institutes, Emerging Technology Institute (ETI), SpatialGIS, DowntownDC BID, and various schools/departments at Fayetteville State University.


Location: Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Camp Period: June 17th - June 28th, 2024. Students will check in on Sunday, June 16th, 2024.


1. Residential Camps. The Institute will conduct annual two-week residential geospatial STEM summer camps. Students will be staying in a residential hall on the beautiful FSU campus from Mondays to Fridays during the two weeks of the camp. Students will check in on Sundays and check out on Fridays.

2. FREE Participation. Free for all 20 selected student participants. All housing, meal, and field-trip expenses are covered by the Institute.

3. Stipends. Students who successfully complete the camp's curriculum will receive stipends sponsored by NASA.

4. Collaborative Curriculum. The program is highly collaborative as a result of a collaboration with more than 15 distinguished STEM partners.

5. Hands-on, Authentic Activities. Students will be learning about the linkages between climate change, land cover/use change, and environmental health as well as practicing multiple cutting-edge geospatial technologies that help to mitigate the climate crisis.


The Institute is inviting applications for the 2024 Geospatial STEM Summer Camp: Cutting-edge Technologies for Examining Climate Change (CTECC). Please see more information below.

Eligibility: rising 10th - 12th graders in Cumberland County and other counties in North Carolina. New students will be given greater consideration, although students returning from the previous year's CTECC camp may also apply.

Application Deadline (extended): Monday, May 20th, 2024 at 11:59PM.

Online Application Package: To apply for participation, please click here or use the QR code beside. All materials shall be submitted by the Application Deadline. Please note that the application link will be closed as soon as the deadline is reached.

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Project Principal Investigator and Program Director: Dr. Trung Tran, GISP (, Associate Professor of Geospatial Science, Program Coordinator of Geospatial Science and GEOINT programs.

Program Administrative Assistant: Ms. Shawna K. Feemster (