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Stem Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) High School Summer Intern Program

ABOUT SEES

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PROGRAM CONTACTS

Margaret Baguio
Program Manager Education and Outreach
baguio@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-471-6922
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8742


Celena Miller
Senior Outreach Program Coordinator
cmiller@tsgc.utexas.edu

voice: 512-232-6895
fax: 512-471-3585

3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759

toll-free switchboard:
1-800-248-8742


The SEES High School Summer Intern Program is in partnership with NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice NNH15ZDA004C Award NNX16AB89A.

 

ABOUT SEES HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM

COVID-19 SEES UPDATE

Our current plan is to have SEES as a hybrid model with both on-site and virtual opportunities in the summer 2021. The safety and health of the UT community is our highest priority. The university is following guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Austin Public Health. We are coordinating with other local public health officials to gather and share the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your understanding as we all navigate this unprecedented time in our state.


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
Due to inclement weather in Texas, the application deadline for SEES 2021 has been extended to March 1, 2021


Important Dates to Remember

February 22 Applications Due
March 1 Recommendation Forms Due
May 1 Approximate date of notifications
May 1 – July 1 Earth and Space Distance Learning Module Available
May 1 – July 1 Python Distance Learning Module Available (notification provided if project requires, otherwise optional)
July 1 Earth and Space Science/Python Modules Due
July 1 – 15 Project Specific Online Work with Project Mentors
July 17 - 31 On-site Projects at UT
July 31 All students on-site return home
July 1 – 31 Virtual Projects
August 2 - 4 SEES Virtual Science Symposium

NASA, Texas Space Grant Consortium, and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research Summer Intern Program is a nationally competitive STEM program for high school students. The program provides selected students with exposure to Earth and space research. Interns will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work.

Scientists and Engineers at UT/CSR are conducting NASA supported research on astronomy, remote sensing, and space geodetic techniques to help understand Earth systems, natural hazards and climate science. This summer TSGC and UT/CSR will support a summer intern program where interns will complete distance learning modules prior to July 1, work remotely July 1-15, 2021 with project mentors prior to the on-site internship July 17 – July 31, 2021. In addition, those selected will present their research virtually in the SEES Science Symposium August 2-4. Housing, meals, and local transportation will be provided for those selected. A limited number of travel scholarships to Texas are available. The summer intern program will allow interns to view and investigate NASA remote sensing data, mission design, analysis of ice sheets, Earth's gravity field, and other observations while being mentored by project scientists.

We are offering summer internships to motivated high school students who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics careers. The interns will work beside NASA subject matter experts analyzing and visualizing data. This content knowledge, coupled with hands-on experiences, allows the intern to gain experience in authentic NASA research through field investigation and data analysis.

Interns are selected on the basis of their academic records, written application that includes answers to essay questions, introduction video, letter of recommendation, transcript and interest in STEM. The deadline for submitting your application for the summer 2021 internship program is February 22, 2021.

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