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Welcome to the Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI)

2017 Joint Science and Technology Institute

The dates for the 2017 Joint Science and Technology Institute for high school students and educators are July 22 – August 4, 2017.

The dates for the 2017 Joint Science and Technology Institute for middle school students are July 30 – August 4, 2017.

Applications for both programs will open on March 10, 2017.

Please check back for additional application information on March 10, 2017.


In summer 2016, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency hosted three Joint Science and Technology Institutes in Edgewood, Maryland:

1. Joint Science and Technology Institute for High School Students, July 23 – August 5, 2016

2. Joint Science and Technology Institute for High School Teachers, July 23 – August 5, 2016

3. Joint Science and Technology Institute for Middle School Students (JSTI-MS), July 31 – August 5, 2016 (pilot program)

High School Student Information

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.

Teacher Information

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.

Middle School Students

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Middle School Students (JSTI-MS) is a one-week residential STEM challenge program that provides middle school students the opportunity to solve and complete projects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to solve STEM challenges while working as a member of a small team. The hands-on projects provide students with access to real-world scientists and serve as a way to increase students’ interest in STEM and awareness of career opportunities in related fields.

Follow the Institutes

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!

Contact Information

Marie Westfall
Marie.Westfall@orau.org
(865) 576-3425

Frequently Asked Questions

See our list of frequently asked questions for answers to the most commonly asked questions from JSTI applicants.

Participants

For the 2017 Institute, 10 teachers and 60 students will be selected for the high school program, and 24 students selected for the middle school program.

Research Projects

Here you can read about the different projects in which the teachers and students participated.

Activities

In addition to the research projects, tours and other activities are included in the JSTI. Check these out!