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NASA Seeks Female High School Juniors for WISH

Deadline: Application and all supporting documents are required by midnight 1/3/2013 CST.

WISH application available at: http://wish.aerospacescholars.org/apply

Website: http://wish.aerospacescholars.org/

Overview of project:
WISH is an exciting NASA opportunity for female high school juniors that will allow them to chart a course for Mars, engage with NASA female role models, interact with scientists and engineers and travel to NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience for female high school juniors from across the U.S., culminating in a one-week residential experience at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Offered at no cost to the student, WISH consists of eight online modules and a final project from January 2013 through May 2013 under the guidance of certified educators. Based on success in the online coursework, students may be selected to attend a weeklong summer experience where they will interact with NASA scientists, engineers and technologists to design a human mission to Mars. Additionally throughout the online portion and summer experience, these young women will be introduced to NASA female role models who will share their education and career paths.

Eligibility Requirements
Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • U.S. citizens
  • Current female high school juniors during the 2012-2013 school year
  • Interested and excited about STEM
  • Committed to a one-year relationship with JSC; and
  • Able to access to the Internet and email (at home, school or public library)
  • A scholar with a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher

Learn more about WISH, including tips on how to create a successful application, by attending one of the online information sessions listed below. The sessions are open to everybody, but you must email JSC-NHAS@mail.nasa.gov for log-in instructions.

    December 10, 2012 at 3pm CT
    December 13, 2012 at 3pm CT
    December 20, 2012 at 3PM CT