Welcome to the Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI)
The 2015 JSTI was held July 18 - July 31, 2015 in Edgewood, MD, and at research facilities around the area. The 2016 JSTI dates and application information will be posted in late 2015.
The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students is a two-week, all expenses paid, residential program for current high school students in the United States. Students will participate in research projects mentored by Department of Defense research scientists. The purpose of the program is to expose students to scientific research through hands-on projects, to enable students to work with real-world scientists, and to increase studentsí awareness of career opportunities in related fields.
The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Teachers is a two-week, residential program for current high school STEM teachers. JSTI provides teachers with world–class laboratory research experiences with research scientists. Teachers will learn to integrate research experiences into their classroom, experience the interdisciplinary nature of research, and increase the teachers’ awareness of career opportunities in related fields.
Here, you can access daily news, learn something about the participants in this summer’s program, review information about the projects and find pictures of participants “in action.”
Information will be updated frequently, so check back soon for more!
Eligibility Requirements for 2016 JSTI
Eligibility for students:
- Student must be 15 by July 1, 2016
- Student must be a U.S. citizen
- Student must be a high school student in the 2016-2017 school year
- Student must have a teacher recommendation
- Student must be willing to work cooperatively in a group and follow instructions
Eligibility for teachers:
- Current high school teacher of science or math
- Plan to continue as a classroom teacher of science or math during the 2016-2017 academic year
- U.S. Citizen
- Available to participate in all program activities
The application cycle for 2016 will be announced in late 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions
See our list of frequently asked questions for answers to the most commonly asked questions from JSTI applicants.
For the 2015 Institute, 4 teachers and 40 students will be selected.
Here you can read about the different projects in which the teachers and students participated.
In addition to the research projects, tours and other activities are included in the JSTI. Check these out!