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Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience
October 24, 2013

[Students Grades 9-12 and Higher Education]
[Available: Nationally]


NASA has restructured its education-related activities in order to streamline and maximize the services it can offer within allocated fiscal resources.  As a result,  many activities have completed their natural performance period and are being repackaged or eliminated.

Webpages associated with this activity remain available in archived form at this location.  This particular website is no longer being maintained.

NASA remains committed to providing STEM resources for educators and learners.  Please visit the NASA Education homepage for more information or to search for more resources:  http://www.nasa.gov/education

Last Date Updated: Oct. 24, 2013

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.
› 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.

For information regarding NASA and internship programs unique to particular centers, please visit us at http://intern.nasa.gov.

NASA Contact
Steve Chance
INSPIRE Project Manager
Mail Code: XA-D/John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Email: Steven.H.Chance@nasa.gov

Additional Contact Information
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Page Last Updated: October 24th, 2013
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