In a bold new initiative to inspire the next generation, NASA has awarded $2.4 million to six universities, including the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, as part of its Artemis Student Challenges–NASA STEM Engagement. UH Mānoa received an Artemis Core Technologies Award of $500,000 to create an affordable 1U CubeSat kit, which will help develop a robust aerospace program starting at the undergraduate level, including hardware, software, and an online lab course. HIGP faculty member, Dr. Frances (Frankie) Zhu, is leading the UH team involving HIGP and Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory, including Dr. Miguel Nunes, Amber Imai-Hong, Kasey Hagi, and Yosef Ben Gershom. Undergraduate students will help develop all aspects of the project under the guidance of HSFL engineers, and will have paid internship positions. Read more at UH News and the NASA Press Release.