MSI Emerging Stars Network

The NASA MSI Emerging Stars Network is a partnership between the NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) to enrich STEM teacher preparation through NASA professional development opportunities and educational resources.

Emerging Stars Network members are institutions with official designations as MSIs that have:

  • faculty and/or students who participate in one or more NASA professional development opportunities annually;
  • an identified faculty representative who helps facilitate communication with faculty members and students about NASA opportunities and resources; and
  • agreed to serve NASA EPDC in an advisory capacity on matters related to enhancing diversity in STEM teacher preparation and fostering culturally relevant STEM pedagogy

Emerging Stars Network member institutions receive:

  • a framed certificate of membership,
  • invitational priority to participate in special events,
  • listing as NASA MSI Emerging Stars Network member institutions on the EPDC website and on relevant EPDC publications,
  • invitations to participate in periodic Emerging Stars Network webinars, and
  • priority for EPDC support and NASA resources


NASA MSI Emerging Stars Network
Member Institutions

1. Alabama A&M University

2. Alamo Colleges District

3. Albany State University

4. Austin Community College

5. Bakersfield College

6. Bowie State University

7. Brandman University

8. Brigham Young University

9. Bronx Community College of New York

10. Broward College

11. California State University, Bakersfield

12. California State University, Dominguez Hills

13. California State University, Fresno

14. California State University, Fullerton

15. California State University, Los Angeles

16. California State University, Northridge

17. California State University, San Marcos

18. California State Universtiy, Channel Islands

19. Chaminade University of Honolulu

20. Chicago State University

21. Claflin University

22. Colorado State University-Pueblo

23. Columbia College

24. Coppin State University

25. Cuyahoga Community College

26. Delaware State University

27. Durham Technical Community College

28. Essex County College

29. Florida A&M University

30. Florida Memorial University

31. Fort Valley State University

32. Georgia State University

33. Grambling State University

34. Hampton University

35. Harris-Stowe State University

36. Houston Community College

37. Huston-Tillotson University

38. Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus

39. Inter American University of Puerto Rico- San German

40. Ivy Tech Community College

41. Jackson State University

42. La Sierra University

43. Langston University

44. Lehman College

45. Limestone College

46. Livingstone College

47. Metropolitan State University

48. Miami Dade College

49. Mississippi Valley State University

50. Morgan State University

51. Nevada State College

52. New Mexico State University

53. New York Institute of Technology

54. Norco College

55. Norfolk State University

56. North Carolina A&T State University

57. North Carolina Central University

58. North Carolina Wesleyan College

60. Northeastern State University

61. Northern Arizona University

62. Northern Marianas College

63. Northern Oklahoma College

64. Notre Dame de Namur University

65. Nova Southeastern University

66. Oglala Lakota College

67. Palm Beach State College

68. Paul Quinn College

69. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico, Recinto Arecibo

70. Prairie View A&M University

71. Salish Kootenai College

72. San Diego State University

73. Savanna State University

74. Shaw University

75. Sinte Gleska University

76. South Florida State College

77. Southern University and A&M College

78. Spelman College

79. Sul Ross State University

80. Tarrant County College South Campus

81. Tennessee State University

82. Texas A&M International University

83. Texas A&M Corpus Christi

84. Texas College

85. Texas Southern University

86. Texas State Technical College

87. Texas State University

88. Texas Woman’s University

89. The College of Lake County

90. Troy University

91. Universidad Metropolitana

92. University of Arizona

93. University of Arkansas

94. University of California, Riverside

95. University of California, Santa Cruz

96. University of Houston Clear Lake

97. University of Illnois at Chicago

98. University of La Verne

99. University of Maryland Eastern Shore

100. University of Montana

101. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

102. University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

103. University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

104. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

105. University of Southern California

106. University of Texas at Arlington

107. University of Texas at El Paso

108. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

109. University of Texas San Antonio

110. University of the Incarnate Word

111. University of the Virgin Islands

112. University of West Georgia

113. Valencia College

114. Virginia State University

115. Western New Mexico University

116. William Paterson University

117. Xavier University of Louisiana

59. Northeastern Illinois University

MSIs interested in joining the NASA MSI Emerging Stars Network should contact

The NASA MSI Emerging Stars Network is also supported by:

NASA EPDC MSI Teacher Education Network (MSI TEN) Member Institutions