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Next Generation Will Journey to Mars

“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” -- John F. Kennedy, Sept. 12, 1962 In 1962 President John F. Kennedy declared that ...

Expert Panel: More Programs Like NMSI’s Needed

This is a guest post by Teri Yago-Ryan, NMSI’s director of state & federal programs. A STEM-educated workforce is a necessary foundation for maintaining a technological advantage for national security, said Mary Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Defense, during an economic development policy discussion on Nov. 16.  “It’s incumbent upon us to maintain a strong STEM pipeline workforce,” she said, noting that the DOD employs 46 percent of the engineers in the federal government.  Miller’s remarks came during a NMSI-sponsored panel discussion ...

Celebrating Military Families

In November, the nation takes time to celebrate and honor all of those who have served in our armed forces and their families during Military Families Month. Throughout the month, military families who serve our nation all around the world are recognized for their commitment and the sacrifices they make for our nation’s security. NMSI is proudly working to ensure consistent, quality education for the children of our nation’s military members with partners who are committed to championing opportunities for service members, veterans and their families. Our College Readiness ...

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