NASA recently created the Corporate Recruitment
Initiative (CRI) to attract and maintain a work force
capturing the full potential of U.S. diversity, and to address
the national need for a new generation skilled in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics.

In September the agency began hosting a series of events
called “NASA Awareness Days,” on college and university
campuses. NASA has a five-year plan for the CRI and an
integrated, agency-wide approach to human capital management,
coordinated by the Offices of Education, Human Resources, and
Equal Opportunity Programs. The goal of the initiative is to
attract a diverse workforce with the technical competencies
needed to accomplish NASA’s challenging missions.

The CRI will focus efforts to recruit individuals with
education in Systems Engineering, Test Engineering, Mission
Assurance, Human Factors, Nuclear Engineering, Integration
Engineering, Design and Development Engineering, Quality
Engineering and Assurance, Business Management, and Mission
Execution. CRI will link the agency’s many student research
and grant programs while leveraging NASA’s networks with
minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities to
maximize work force diversity.

NASA expects the CRI will strengthen the agency’s college
recruitment program; increase awareness of and interest in
NASA education and employment opportunities; use work force
analysis as a foundation for NASA-wide recruitment; and
partner with professional, scientific research and education
organizations for minority, women, and individuals with
disabilities, to enhance interest and participation in NASA
career opportunities.

By November 18, teams of NASA representatives, including NASA
Administrator Sean O’Keefe, Deputy Administrator Frederick D.
Gregory, and Associate Deputy Administrator for Institutions
and Asset Management James Jennings, will have met with
students from approximately 40 institutions.

To view the list of the campuses for “NASA Awareness Days,” on
the Internet, visit:

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For information about NASA Education programs on the Internet,

For information about NASA’s Office of Human Resources on the
Internet, visit:

For Information about NASA’s Office of Equal Opportunity
Programs on the Internet, visit: