Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience
[Students Grades 9-12 and Higher Education]
Imagine being a member of an exclusive NASA community of students in the ninth to 12th grade from throughout the U.S. and world who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers. Imagine the community providing the opportunity to interact with your like-minded peers, NASA experts and education specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Are you interested? Then the Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, or INSPIRE, Online Learning Community is for you!
The OLC gives students the chance to explore and share interests and discover new knowledge through participation in individual and team activities, chats, blogs, discussion boards, design competitions and challenges. Resources in the OLC help prepare students for their future as well as provide information about other NASA- and STEM-related opportunities. Parents also have access to resources to help champion their student’s education and career goals.
Meet six students and find out how their participation in NASA's INSPIRE project made a difference in their lives. NASA - INSPIRE Students Speak Out -- 2013
To be considered for the INSPIRE Online Learning Community, applicants must:
- Be entering grades 9-12 when the school year begins.
- Be at least 13 years of age or older at the time of application.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Have a minimum 2.5 academic grade point average on an unweighted 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrate the desire and the academic preparation to pursue a STEM-related field of study beyond high school.
- Complete the online application process with all required documentation.
- Expect to actively participate in the OLC.
INSPIRE recently has changed and is now dedicated to providing students their own unique online community and exclusive portal to NASA! NASA does expect to accept applications for the OLC in the very near future. To receive updates via email about INSPIRE and how to apply, we encourage students and parents to register at the following website:
› https://inspire.okstate.edu/index.cfm?liftoff=login.LoginForm →
For information regarding NASA and internship programs unique to particular centers, please visit us at http://intern.nasa.gov
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INSPIRE Project Manager
Mail Code: XA-D/John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
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