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Welcome to the Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI)

The 2014 dates have been announced. The JSTI will be held July 19 - Aug. 1, 2014 in Aberdeen, Md.

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. 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, non-residential program for current high school STEM teachers within daily commuting distance to Aberdeen, MD. 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

Eligibility for students:

  • Student must be 16 by July19, 2014
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen
  • Student must be a high school student in the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Available to participate in all program activities from July 19 – August 1, 2014
  • Must live within daily commuting distance of Aberdeen, MD.

NOTE: Teachers will not be housed for the program


The application deadline for JSTI is June 9, 2014.

Contact Information

Marolyn Randolph
(865) 576-7560

Frequently Asked Questions

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


For the 2014 Institute, 5 teachers and 36 students will be selected.

Research Projects

Here you can read about the different projects that the teachers and students are working on this summer.†


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