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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.


APPLICATION DEADLINE – EXTENDED TO APRIL 8, 2017

High School Student Information

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Students is a two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research program for current high school students in the United States and Department of Defense schools around the world. Students will participate in research projects mentored by Department of Defense research scientists and other subject matter experts. The purpose of the program is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, increase STEM literacy, and expose students to the importance of STEM through hands-on, relevant research.

Eligibility Criteria for High School Student Applicants:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be age 15 by July 1, 2017
  • Must be entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Must have a submitted reference to be considered. Reference requests are sent automatically from your application submission.
  • Must be willing to follow all program and safety instructions
  • Must be able to participate in all activities for the full-program period, July 22-August 4, 2017
  • Applications are accepted from students attending schools in the United States or a DODEA school outside the United States.

NOTES: 

  • Graduating seniors in spring or summer of 2017 are not eligible.
  • Current 8th graders who will be entering the 9th grade in 2017-2018 academic year are not eligible. Please apply next year in the spring of 2018.

High School students APPLY HERE

 


High School Teacher Information

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for High School Teachers is a two-week, fully- funded, residential STEM research program for current high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers in the United States and Department of Defense schools around the world. JSTI provides teachers with world–class laboratory research experiences with research scientists. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities for teachers to learn new skills and conduct STEM research, to learn about new and emerging careers in STEM, and to equip teachers to take the research and innovations in STEM fields back to their classrooms to inspire and encourage the ways in which they teach and their students’ career paths.

Eligibility Criteria for High School Teacher Applicants:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be teaching high school courses in grades 9-12 on full-time basis at a school in the United States or a DODEA school outside the United States
  • Must be a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) teacher during the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Must be science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) teacher during the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Must plan to continue as a  science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) teacher during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Must have a submitted reference to be considered. Reference requests are sent automatically from your application submission.
  • Must be willing to follow all program and safety instructions
  • Must be able to participate in all activities for the full-program period, July 22-August 4, 2017

High School Teachers APPLY HERE

 


Middle School Students

The Joint Science and Technology Institute for Middle School Students (JSTI-MS) is a one-week, fully-funded, residential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research program that provides middle school students the opportunity to solve and complete STEM challenges and projects. The hands-on projects provide students with opportunities to develop problem-solving and collaboration skills. 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 and to inspire them to become lifelong STEM learners.

Eligibility Criteria for Middle School Student Applicants:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be age 11 by July 1, 2017
  • Must be entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Must have a submitted reference to be considered. Reference requests are sent automatically from your application submission.
  • Must be willing to follow all program and safety instructions
  • Must be able to participate in all activities for the full-program period, July 30-August 4, 2017
  • Applications are accepted from students attending schools in the United States

NOTES:

Current 8th graders who will be entering the 9th grade in 2017-2018 academic year are not eligible. Please apply next year in the spring of 2018 for the high school program.

Middle School students APPLY HERE

 


Follow the Institutes in July

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 30 students selected for the middle school program.

Research Projects

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

Activities

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