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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
tracy.g.young@nasa.gov

Ann Marie Trotta
Headquarters, Washington
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ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov

March 8, 2011
 
RELEASE : 11-067
 
 
NASA Accepting Applications From 'Inspired' High School Students
 
 
WASHINGTON -- U.S. high school students are invited to participate in NASA's Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research Experience, or INSPIRE, through an online learning community. INSPIRE is designed to encourage students in ninth through 12th grades to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Applications are being accepted through June 30. NASA will make selections for the program in September. The selected students and their parents will participate in an online learning community with opportunities to interact with peers, NASA engineers and scientists. The online community also provides appropriate grade-level educational activities, discussion boards and chat rooms for participants to gain exposure to careers and opportunities available at NASA.

Students selected for the program also will have the option to compete for unique grade-appropriate experiences during the summer of 2012 at NASA facilities and participating universities. The summer experience provides students with a hands-on opportunity to investigate education and careers in the STEM disciplines.

INSPIRE is part of NASA's education strategy to attract and retain students in the STEM disciplines critical to NASA's missions. For more information about INSPIRE, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education/INSPIRE


To apply for the program, visit:

https://inspire.okstate.edu/index.cfm?liftoff=login.LoginForm


For information about NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education


 

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