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Experience Summer School at NASA
06.23.05
Group of NASA SHARP participants
As NASA marks the 25th anniversary of its Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP), the agency has selected 374 talented students to explore, discover and understand the Vision for Exploration.

Image to right: NASA SHARP is designed for students who have demonstrated a strong interest in and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Credit: NASA

Students from all 50 states in addition to American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico will spend the next eight weeks teamed with NASA and academic professionals to acquire hands-on experience and gain a better understanding of NASA's mission and the Vision for Exploration.

This annual program is designed to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, expose underrepresented populations to careers at NASA, and build a pipeline of talent that will ensure and maintain America's preeminence in science and technology.

NASA SHARP Interns working at NASA Glenn Research Center
Image to left: NASA SHARP interns at NASA Glenn Research Center. Credit: NASA

"NASA SHARP is a unique educational opportunity that provides talented high school students in-depth exposure to NASA operations and research that supports NASA's commitment to inspiring and diversifying the next generation of explorers," said Agency NASA SHARP Program Manager Deborah Glasco.

Sponsored by NASA's Office of Education, the program is administered by Modern Technology Systems, Inc. and will run from June 6 through August 23, 2005.

NASA SHARP is conducted at NASA Field Installations and participating universities around the country and contains two components: the commuter component, which involves students residing near NASA Field Installation sites, and the residential component, which involves students living on university campuses.

For more information on NASA SHARP, please go to:
NASA SHARP Web site
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MTSI Web site
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