Science Opportunities

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 4:20pm

SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 338-4571

The Space Telescope Science Institute will be presenting a family night at the institute which will take place on Friday, July 14, 2017 and Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm weather permitting.

Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) High School Students
July 22 – August 4, 2017, Aberdeen, MD    Fully-Funded, Expenses Paid

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.

For more information: www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/events/jsti/default.html

 

Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) Middle School Students
July 30 – August 4, 2017, Aberdeen, MD   Fully-Funded, Expenses Paid

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
NOTE
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.
For more information: www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/events/jsti/default.html

Centennial High School Intern/Mentor Program

Centennial High School will be hosting their first annual research in Science and Engineering (RISE) Conference Tuesday, April 18, 2017: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Current Speakers will be:
David M. Halstead, Ph.D., CIO - National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Dr. Thais Moreira, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Dr. Eric Seifter - Oncologist
Kavita Shukla - CEO of FreshPaper
Samee Siddiqui
Dr. Ying Zou - Director of University of Maryland Medical Center Cytogenetics Lab

Contact us at chsrise@gmail.com

Cooks Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Cooks Honors College will be offering a summer program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for rising high school juniors and seniors.  The application deadline is May 1st.  For more information please go to their website at:  iup.edu/admissions/honors/summer

Marine Club Oyster Gardening

Mr. Regis at Glenelg High School will be offering an opportunity with his Marine Club and the Oyster Recovery Partnership to learn about the importance of oysters to the Bay's ecosystem as they will protect young oysters during their vulnerable first year of life.  The Oyster Recovery Partnership manages the Marylanders Grow Oysters program and the Marine Club offers students a field experience throughout the school year growing and caring for baby oysters at the Atlantic Marina on the Patapsco. 

Access the following or contact Paul_Regis@hcpss.org for more details:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4eLoDbdoEQ

http://oysterrecovery.org

http://atlanticmarinaresort.com/patapsco/

 

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

George Mason University will be hosting a Youth Summit on the Environment.  It will be held on June 25-30, 2017 on the George Mason University campus.  This opportunity is available for students with an interest in environmental science, conservation and sustainability.  Students who are currently in 10th or 11th are welcome to register online at www.wyse.gmu.edu

WORLD OF 7 BILLION

Population Education located out of Washington, D.C will be offering a student video contest.  Entries are due February 23, 2017.  Students will create a short solution-oriented video connecting human population growth to one of the following global challenges: climate change, ocean health or rapid urbanization.  All students from grades 6-12 are eligible to participate and win.  For more information visit www.Worldof7Billion.org for details.

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM: MEDICINE

 

The National Youth Leadership will be hosting a nine-day program offered next summer in many cities:  Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Raleigh-Durham, or San Franscisco.  Students will take part in a true-to-life hands on emergency medical simulation.  For more information or to be nominated for this program please see Mr. Morton.