EAP Program Goals
The EAP program addresses the critical shortage of American students enrolling in, and graduating from, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
This is a matter of serious concern to NASA, all high-tech companies and the nation.
To encourage student engagement in STEM fields of study, the EAP provides hands-on internships with NASA scientists and engineers, with a particular added focus on diversity enrollment.
The EAP program gives NASA an avenue to tap the talent of students and faculty at institutions of higher education by giving them a chance to experience NASA first hand. It makes students aware of opportunities they might otherwise have overlooked. And it gives faculty the opportunity to update their knowledge base with cutting-edge technologies while enhancing collaboration with NASA personnel on research activities.