GESTAR Program at Morgan State University



A multidisciplinary team of Morgan State University scientists, under the leadership of Dr. Joseph A. Whittaker, successfully won a joint cooperative agreement from the Earth Sciences Division of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) worth nearly $96M, the largest federal contract in the institution's history.   Through this funding, the MSU component of the Goddard Earth Sciences Technology And Research (GESTAR) Program began in May 2011.

This program brings more than 40 established and internationally recognized scientists to MSU and creates broad research and internship opportunities in earth and atmospheric sciences for our students. 


GESTAR Areas of Research

GESTAR Administrative Team
Dr. Joseph A. Whittaker, Associate Director
Ms. Sharon John, Financial Analyst

For more information about the GESTAR program and the activities of GESTAR researchers, please visit

Job/internship opportunities at GESTAR:

Morgan Students: Application form here. (Download, fill out and submit to SCMNS Dean's office)