The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has renewed awards for its Graduate Education Program in Space Life Sciences to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University. In its seventh year, this innovative education program allows participating students to work toward a Ph.D. that focuses specifically on space life sciences. MIT and Texas A&M will each receive $1 million over a five-year period.
“MIT and Texas A&M are two leading academic institutions that have made significant contributions to the nation’s human spaceflight program,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Sutton, NSBRI president and CEO. “NSBRI is proud to continue support for graduate education programs at Texas A&M and MIT. These programs have been successful in training outstanding young scientists and engineers in space life sciences and in promoting research excellence in the next generation of space biomedical leaders.”
Students participating in the Texas A&M University Ph.D. Training Program in Space Life Sciences earn a Certificate in Space Life Sciences. This is in addition to a doctorate in biomedical engineering, genetics, kinesiology, nuclear engineering (health physics), nutrition or medical sciences from the university.
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