Welcome to Rising Data!

The Rising Data program is a flight curriculum development project that will increase interest in University engineering programs and NASA-related career pathways by: a) providing hands-on flight project experiences through a one-semester course that will be offered 10 collaborating Hispanic-Serving California Community Colleges b) conducting week-long professional development workshops for participating instructors prior to offering the course c) offering student summer internships at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, NASA Ames Research Center, Sonoma State University, California State University, Fresno, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Diego that will further develop the students’ STEM skills and involvement in NASA programs. External evaluation of all three of these elements will be performed, along with limited longitudinal studies of participating students. Rising Data is supported by a grant from NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP), Community College Curriculum Improvement (MC3I) grant NNX15AV98A to Napa Valley College, Erin Quealy, Principal Investigator. Co-investigators include Lynn Cominsky, Sonoma State University, Greg Kriehn, Fresno State University, and Lauren Novatne, Reedley College.