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January 27, 2014

Application deadline Approaches for NASA STEM program for high school girls

NASA is accepting applications until noon, CST, Feb. 3, for its 2014 Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars program, in which high school junior girls can jump-start their future careers by exploring possibilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Applicants must be female high school juniors who are U.S. citizens, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher and show a proficiency in STEM subjects. They must have access to the Internet and email, be able to commit to the entire 6-month duration of the project and participate in a summer experience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The participants’ online activities will be evaluated by a team of NASA education professionals, who will select approximately 30 students to participate in the on-site summer experience.  Finalists will be notified by June 2014.

WISH participants will chart a course for human exploration of space and engage with NASA female role models. They also will interact with scientists and engineers who will share their own education and career paths and help mentor the participants. The WISH project consists of online modules beginning in February, in which students will complete activities in order to qualify for the activities Aug. 3-8 at Johnson, where they will design a mock human mission to Mars.

NASA’s Office of Education sponsors WISH Aerospace Scholars and offers it free of charge to the participants. Questions about WISH may be directed to JSC-NHAS@mail.nasa.gov.  To learn more about NASA’s WISH program, visit http://www.wish.aerospacescholars.org.




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